205 brake shoe changing/realigning + parcel shelf spares wanted

Discussion in 'Peugeot 205' started by Chimp, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. Chimp

    Chimp Guest


    About 6 months ago I had to come to an abrupt stop one day. The brake
    warnign light flickered a couple of times and later that day started getting
    scratchy noises under braking. Was told the shoes had gone down to the
    metal. Had them replaced for 30 quid.

    Today I had to do another emergency stop and the brake warning light has
    been flickering again (no noticeable problems/sounds from brakes though).

    Is it the case that my shoes may have just slipped? Or if I need to fit new
    ones - can someone point me towards a guide? As usual, Haynes just says
    "Remove the shoe. Refitting is the reversal of removal" without pictures,
    handy :|

    Also while I'm here I'm still looking for a 205 parcel shelf and one of the
    little fixtures that holds them in behind the seats. And both little bits of
    string that hold it up - am in London if that helps?

    Chimp, Dec 12, 2005
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    Chimp Guest

    Turns out it wasnt a false alarm either - can hear juddery noises at
    crawling speed :/ Help!
    Chimp, Dec 13, 2005
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    Chris Guest

    I know this might sound silly but have you looked at your brake fluid???
    to see if it is low,
    from Chris Addlestone Surrey
    Chris, Dec 13, 2005
  4. Chimp

    stealthf0x Guest

    My haynes has diagrams etc so I could scan you the relevent pages, and
    its not hard to work out once you have it all apart, but theres two
    different kinds of calipers fitted to 205s so you need to know which
    ones it has, easily checked by taking the wheel off and looking at them
    and comparing against diagrams, they look obviously different. I can
    also give you more detailed instructions if you have the same kind as i
    do (bendix).

    I'd be amazed if you'd worn the pads down in 6 months unless you do
    some pretty crazy driving. Check to see that the wear indicator wire
    attatched to the front pads hasnt come loose and is connecting with
    some other piece of metal.
    stealthf0x, Dec 14, 2005
  5. Chimp

    Chimp Guest

    Well I ended up having a look - neither front brake had the wear indicator
    cabled up (that is, there is a wire coming down from inside the car with
    nothing joined to it). This seems to be a common thing in base model 205's,
    where they left the connectors in for features reserved for the higher end
    models I guess...

    The pads looked brand new btw. But one thing I did notice - when I unscrewed
    the brake fluid cap to top it up (still fairly full) it was like the whole
    fluid sunk down - as if I was somehow releasing some pressure or trapped
    air. So maybe it was that.

    But after doing that and poking the pads and reassembling the wheels, its

    Is ignorance bliss?

    Chimp, Dec 18, 2005
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    stealthf0x Guest

    Are the end of the wires insulated? If they are just loose that might
    be where the problem is, if they contact any part of the metal bodywork
    it'll set off the wear indicator light.
    But if topping up the brake fluid has (apparently) solved it, it could
    be that as well...
    stealthf0x, Dec 20, 2005
  7. Chimp

    stealthf0x Guest

    I've got a 205 i'll be breaking for spares shortly, if you want to come
    collect you can have the shelf/fixtures for a couple of quid. The shelf
    is light grey, if it matters. Located in Fleet, Hampshire. Email this
    address for further details if you're interested, and post here so I
    know to fish it out of the spam bin...
    stealthf0x, Dec 24, 2005
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    Chimp Guest

    replied :)

    Chimp, Jan 15, 2006
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    Chris Guest

    Could be your fluid check the bowl to see if its got any fluid in it .
    Chris, Jan 17, 2006
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