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Old 18-02-2018, 14:18   #1
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Cupra R Front Brake Pads

So, I was following the many guides I've read to change the front brake pads. Took the guide pins out, but the caliper cover won't lift past the carrier! Any ideas?

All the blue arrowed bit moves as one. Catching on the green arrowed carrier:


There's 4 of these bolts on the back, but no mention of if I should remove them or what they should be torqued back up to:
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Old 18-02-2018, 14:36   #2
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A up buddy,

Just loaded up Elsawin...

Does this help?



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Old 18-02-2018, 15:27   #3
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Hmm, still no luck, thanks anyway. I get the feeling that I need to push the piston back in a bit to give me wiggle room to get the caliper off. But its getting late and cold so have had to put the bolts back in and wheel back on.

Think I'm going to grab a gallon of oil, filters, etc. Book into a self service garage and have a go at it there. It'll cost me a bit more, but I'm getting too old to be freezing my nuts off on the driveway
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Old 18-02-2018, 15:41   #4
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Hmm, still no luck, thanks anyway. I get the feeling that I need to push the piston back in a bit to give me wiggle room to get the caliper off. But its getting late and cold so have had to put the bolts back in and wheel back on.

Think I'm going to grab a gallon of oil, filters, etc. Book into a self service garage and have a go at it there. It'll cost me a bit more, but I'm getting too old to be freezing my nuts off on the driveway
It's not warm...

I'm just about to give another door motor a bit of wd40 to get the lock going again... What people must think seeing me drill into my door haha

Good luck in the garage. Maybe some better help instead of pictures may show up...

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Old 18-02-2018, 15:50   #5
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Well, I took photos up to where I got. And when I do my service / brakes again, I'll be doing a comprehensive photo guide. Its naff how little info there is out there for the likes of us.

Oh and just for reference, just under 4 feet for the spring clip. Luckily it missed the body work. I had a cloth in front of it, but the frickin thing went sideways and landed in front of the car!
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Old 18-02-2018, 19:16   #6
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Okay - don't take out those 4 bolts that hold the 2 parts of the caliper together. The service manual specifically says not to.

You correctly guessed that you need to lever the piston back in slightly until the calliper will come off.

The guide pins should be torqued to 30 Nm.
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