COVID-19 Message Updated: 1st Oct
Mail Order Customers:
  *
Our carrier DHL is operating near normally across the world with its Air Express service. Allow an extra day for delivery (4 days for Australia and New Zealand), just in case.
  * For the UK only, Royal Mail are delivering the vast majority of orders on time according to our data, but is experiencing higher levels of staff absences, so there may some local delays.
  * We will be working normally and have a large warehouse full of parts that will help keep your car on the road. However, we are seeing some supply delays from factory lockdowns around the world.
Workshop Customers:
  *
We have strict social distancing processes internally and disinfect daily (not least because we have staff in vulnerable groups). In the circumstances, we have had to close our waiting room. Our mechanics wear gloves at all times and we will disinfect your vehicle with our Zaflora sprays on handing back to you. We would respectfully ask you to show our staff the same courtesy. We also have full amount contactless payment systems.
  * In these times of fluctuating demand, it's highly advisable to book your vehicle in earlier than usual. We are currently very busy indeed.







This page:


/

Replacing The Front Brake Disc And Pads On A Giulia Or Stelvio 2.9






When replacing the front brake pads and discs you may need to replace the calliper pins as they tend to corrode and seize in the callipers. This 'How to' is based on the front right side brake calliper on a Giulia.

Brake discs 50543093, brake pads with calliper pins 6000629065.

Workshop time: 2 hours



If you would like to book yourself into the workshop, the price of this repair on a Giulia is £702.65 and a Stelvio £1,575.22

border='1'

Lift up the bonnet, located in the top right corner is the inspection panel to brake fluid reservoir.

border='1'

Unscrew the cap to the brake fluid reservoir, this will relieve the pressure in the system when you prise back the brake calliper pistons.

border='1'

Undo the front wheel bolts and remove the wheel.

border='1'

Tap out the x2 brake calliper retaining pins and put them aside with the spring retainer.

border='1'

Disconnect the plug to the brake pad wear indicator wire.

border='1'

On the top stud of the brake hose bracket is an earth wire, use x2 10mm spanners to undo the locking nut and remove the earth wire. Unscrew the x2 10mm bracket studs.

border='1'

Using long lever bars prise in the calliper pistons.

border='1'

Undo the x2 T55 (Torx) calliper bolts.

border='1'

As you slide the brake calliper off from the brake disc the pads should fall out, if not remove them. Suspend the brake calliper from the front leg with the aid of cable ties.

border='1'

Undo the 5mm Allen locating screw.

border='1'

Work the the edge of the brake disc with a hammer to loosen it from the hub.

border='1'

Clean any corrosion on the hub.

border='1'

Refit the calliper but just do up the mounting bolts hand tight while you file off any carbon build up on the brake calliper that may interfere with the fit of the brake pads.

border='1'

Apply brake grease to the ends of the new brake pads.

border='1'

Fit the new brake pads not forgetting the brake pads backing plate and spring retainer.

border='1'

Unbolt the brake calliper again and fit the new brake disc with the locating screw. Cut the cable tie supporting the brake calliper and put everything back as it should.

border='1'

Pump the brake pedal a few times to build up the pressure in the brake system. Check the level of the brake fluid in the reservoir and adjust as needed.

Related Links: Oil and filter change | Spark plug replacement | Air filter removal

Contact Us | General Interest | Alfa Insurance| New Alfa Romeos | Club Corner | Terms & Conditions | © Jamie Porter Ltd