[ROVERNET - UK] P6B - Removing rear brakes

Paul Smith Paul.Smith at auroraenergy.com.au
Wed Mar 28 22:38:36 BST 2007

A bicycle spoke is the best tool for winding the adjuster in with the =
caliper in situ, if you don't have the factory tool.


-----Original Message-----
From: rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com =
[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com]On Behalf Of Roger.Matheson
Sent: Wednesday, 28 March 2007 11:22 pm
To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] P6B - Removing rear brakes

Having tried all the methods previously discussed, I have settled on the =

half shaft method of accessing the callipers and using a bar over the =
nuts to remove the holding bolts.  The wheel nut method allows you to=20
position the nut into the right place to get the socket fully on.  I use =
extensions for the socket so I can operate the ratchet outside the body =
the car with it resting on the top link assembly.  Its quicker if =
alone.  However a helper ready to press the brake pedal is perhaps the =
With the half shafts hanging down, and the disks removed most of the=20
calliper can be accessed from the side rarther than underneath.  With =
disks off I find it easier to wind in the ajuster ready for new pads.  =
condition of the universals can be checked and its easier to access the=20
greese nipple for those with them.  I do find it a hassle to compress =
the de=20
Dion tube to re fit the half shafts and perhaps others will have found =
easy way of doing this to share.


Roger Matheson

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