Fiat disc pads

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  1. david and ann

    david and ann Read Only Funster

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    Hola Guys
    I've got a Benimar Europa on a Fiat Ducato 2.8 td year 2002. Does anyone know if i need any special tools to change the disc pads? Last time i tried to change pads on my opel car it needed a tool i didn't have so had to pay the garage to do. Any help is much appreciated.
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  2. Braunston

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    Hi,

    I have the 2004/5 Ducato and if its the same you need a very good set of Alan Keys to undo the slide bolts, can't remember the actual size but it was not in the normal cheap sets, had to purchase a single key from Halfords, other than that no real problem.

    I seem to remember that one set of pads I purchased came with a new slide bolt and a cheaper set didn't, so that's a point to watch out for, as i believe you are supposed to replace them after removal,

    If the set you purchase has replacement bolts you can check the size of the Alan Key, or whether you need an Alan Key at all because the slide bolts were the only thing I needed to remove.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    You will find it easier to push the pistons if you use the right tool,buy cheaply from any motorfactors if i remember correctly around a tenner
     
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    Only special tool you need is a 6mm Allen key. If not replacing with new slide bolts you will need some thread locker, and do watch the slider corrugated rubber seals, some earlier ones are very thin and easily damaged, most common being trapping them under the slider when reasembling.
     
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    When doing the pads on my car it was a 7mm allen key that was needed
     
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    They can and do switch fasters from time to time, depending on supplies at the time of build. there is no right or wrong tool
    Sometimes allen keys sometimes star drive you have to do a visual to check what you have, also sizes can and do differ from make to make and model to model:Doh:
    Geo
     
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