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  * To help those in self isolation, we are now offering a free Collect & Return Service of up to 30 miles, so if you have any servicing due in the next 3 months now might be good time to get it out of the way without even having to open your front door. We will disinfect your car on collection and return.
  * MOTs due for renewal from 30 March will be extended for six months. However, you are still legally obliged to keep your vehicle in a safe and roadworthy condition, so if you need to use your car in this period, it is still recommended to get one done.







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Alfa romeo Giulia rear brake pads and disk replacement

A quick and simple guide to replacing the rear pads and disks on a Giulia

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Remove road wheel, be careful as the nearside of the car may have wheelnuts that undo clockwise on early cars. Then using the correct size pin punch remove thapad retaining pins, making sure that you catch the anti rattle clip

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Carefully remove the rear brake pads, if you only need to replace the brake pads at this point you make sure that the pistons move back freely and then you copper slip the rear of the new brake pads and refit the new pads using the reverse of the procedure above.

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To replace the disk you must now remove the rear brake caliper and support it carefully, thaking note not to kink the brake pipe

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Unscrew the disk retaining screws

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Now check the handbrake shoes, if these need replacing push the retaining fastner in and twist either way yhrough 90 degrees in order to release it.

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Then use a screw driver to lift the shoe off of the retaining plate and then unhook the springs from it

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Clean up the back plate

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Refit the handbrake shoes and cables

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Fit disk and adjust the handbrake through the access hole using a wide blade screwdriver until they are correctly adjusted and then work your way back through the process above.

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