Peugeot fast wearing rear brake pads

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Anon via, May 4, 2005.

  1. I seem to go through rear brake pads on my Peugeot 306 HDI D-turbo much
    quicker than the front. I only had the rears replaced 20k ago and already
    they are down to 1mm. The fronts still have plenty of life left in them
    and I have done over 30k on these. Guess maybe the rear pads are thiner?

    Has anyone had a go at replacing the rear pads? I wouldn't like to attempt
    it without a Haynes manual.
    Anon via, May 4, 2005
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  2. Anon via

    akd Guest

    Sounds like the brakes are somewhat out of balance, Are these cas fitted
    with a bias valve??? Has it become seized or disconnected somehow?

    My 406 gos through about 3 or 4 sets of front pads to rears.

    akd, May 4, 2005
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  3. Anon via

    nigel Guest

    I agree. There is a compensator on the rear, which may require
    adjusting. This is a dealer job, I'm afraid as they use a balance
    gauge connected to all four bleed nipples.
    Not too bad a job to fit pads. Remove the slide after taking out the
    lock pin. Take out the inner pad and with one screwdriver in the slot
    of the piston, rotate the piston clockwise. With another screwdriver
    lever the piston inwards. Keep rotating and levering until the piston
    is all the way in. Then remove the outer pad, clean where the pads
    slide on the caliper, and refit the pads with the anti-rattle springs
    in place. Make sure the cut out in the piston is in the right place to
    allow the "tit" on the back of the pad to engage in it. Put a little
    copaslip on the sliding parts of the pad and on the back of the pads.
    Push the slide back in place (not the easiest thing to do. Make sure
    the spring is right in the groove and use a screwdriver to push the
    pad upward into the top of the caliper and push the slide in place.
    Don't forget to refit the lock pin. Do one side at at time in case you
    have to note where the various bits go!! Oh, and good luck!
    nigel, May 4, 2005
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