Advice on repair for rear parking break cable and pads.

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Advice on repair for rear parking break cable and pads.

Post by Tee » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:10 pm

Mot failed on Offside Rear Parking brake recording little or no effort. [3.7.A.7A].

Garage is saying that the Pads are breaking up as well so they need to be replaced. He said there was a problem associated with the fulcrum. His suggested ball park figure for repairs was about £186 plus £50 if the cable needed to be replaced.

Does this sounds reasonable? How difficult a job is it if I were to do it myself?

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Re: Advice on repair for rear parking break cable and pads.

Post by glasgowjim » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:23 pm

A hand brake cable new cost only around £10 and its an easy job to fit.

New set of brake pads are not expensive either.

a second hand brake caliper can be bought for about £25 second hand on this forum

so all you need to buy is a brake connector pipe on top of that and new from euro car parts is quite cheap .

All in replacing caliper , pads , pipe and hand brake cable (+ brake fluid) would only be £75 or less. Then just doing the rest yourself not that difficult , start and finish in a day easy and thats taking it slowly and easily. A new caliper would be more expensive but you get money back on your old caliper.

£235 you have to be joking a trained mechanic would would do this all in about 2 hours max

dont believe these price then go on ebay and eurocarparts and see for yourself. :D

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Re: Advice on repair for rear parking break cable and pads.

Post by Tee » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:19 am

Ok, the things I need and was quoted:

Offside rear caliper : Aprox £180
Offside rear handbrake cable : Aprox £130
Rear Pads Aprrox £80.

All these prices include fitting and VAT.

Does this seem reasonable?
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Re: Advice on repair for rear parking break cable and pads.

Post by glasgowjim » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:41 am

rear pads £12
NOS handbrake cable £12
new rear caliper £80 ? might be a bit more .
new flexihose £12 ?
brake fluid £3

above includes vat

time (for a garage ) 2hours



diy it yourself.

I already have given you prices , check them on ebay and eurocarparts . For me taking my time and with no ramps etc it will take an afternoon . But then I dont do this everyday and because its the brakes I go slowly and double check everything , its not difficult. :D

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Re: Advice on repair for rear parking break cable and pads.

Post by Tee » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:51 am

Nice one Glasgowjim, you're awesome!
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Re: Advice on repair for rear parking break cable and pads.

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Re: Advice on repair for rear parking break cable and pads.

Post by glasgowjim » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:11 pm

what is the year of manufacture of your 480 and is it a
1.7 turbo
1.7 NA
2 ltr NA

tel me that and I can confirm this for you.

TBH if you contact them with your reg number they will tell you and that way you have a come back if they screw up :D

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