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1.2 8v disc and pad change
bit of an experimental video guide...
Published by Andy Monty
16-09-2012
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1.2 8v disc and pad change

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tools used

Jack

axle stand

wheel chocks..

socket set 1/2" drive.. and torque wrench


hammer (big and small)

pliers

small wire brush to clean calliper properly

brake cleaner

coppaslip

brake assembly grease (i used mintex cera tech)

small round punch

yes the windy gun compressor and such are optional it would have taken half an hour to film otherwise

more info here on regards cleaning calipers...

https://www.fiatforum.com/500/281466...solutions.html

which is a must read!
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Re: 1.2 8v disc and pad change

excellent video
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Re: 1.2 8v disc and pad change

Agree
the video is good enough for most people to change a Punto - 500 - panda which all use the same brake setup With the minor change here and there

+1 there andy

One thing i dont advise is ABS people to push the fluid back in
Better to let it out via the bleed nipple
Reverse the fluid in large quantities can push crap into the ABS pump - and hello error light

Plus means you get fresh fluid in your caliper - less chance of boiling the brake fluid

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Fair point ziggy If the car is serviced as per requirement with a bi annual fluid change i would hope there would be very little FOD inside the fluid from internal brakedown of the rubber flexis
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Fair point ziggy If the car is serviced as per requirement with a bi annual fluid change i would hope there would be very little FOD inside the fluid from internal brakedown of the rubber flexis
Thats the problems with customers cars - you just cant tell

Knowing most of us on here have changed the fluid as a safety precaution - yea its okay to push the piston back in

It also depends if the bleed nipples come off....

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It also depends if the bleed nipples come off....

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keep my GP ones blathered in anti sieze compound knowing what vauxhall ones are like for shearing off....
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Re: 1.2 8v disc and pad change

Thanks that's a useful "how to". Question: My wife has an 08 Fiat 500 Sport and the rear disks are corroded and will need changing soon. However, rather than a pair of 17mm hex bolts holding the callipers onto the hub they have what seem to be Alun Key bolts and I can't get them to budge (not helped by access to these bolts being impeded by the hub assembly). Has anyone tried doing rear disks on a 1.4 and do they have any advice? I'm thinking I may hacksaw the heads off the Alun Key bolts and replace with conventional M10s or whatever size they happen to be. Cheers!
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Thanks that's a useful "how to". Question: My wife has an 08 Fiat 500 Sport and the rear disks are corroded and will need changing soon. However, rather than a pair of 17mm hex bolts holding the callipers onto the hub they have what seem to be Alun Key bolts and I can't get them to budge (not helped by access to these bolts being impeded by the hub assembly). Has anyone tried doing rear disks on a 1.4 and do they have any advice? I'm thinking I may hacksaw the heads off the Alun Key bolts and replace with conventional M10s or whatever size they happen to be. Cheers!
im having the same problem with the rear discs!! with the hub nut removed will the disc be able to be removed or is there an easy way of removing them? please help have the 500 on the drive with no wheels on one side atm!!!!!
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i have an answer now to the rear disc removal problem, the whole hub carrier has to be removed to access the 2 allen bolts at the rear its a bit of a job and recomended that you use an air gun to remove the 4 bolts as they will be really hard to remove and loads of brake cleaner to remove the grot off the threads, i will be finishing off tomorrow and will be putting a picture guide on here tomorrow as there is plenty of guides for the front and none for the rear on the 1.4 sport 500/panda!!!

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A belated thanks for the reply, Pete. I was looking again at our 500 Sport's rear brakes and came to the conclusion that the four bolts holding the hub in place would need to come off but couldn't get them to budge. Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this. But come on - what crap design by Fiat!
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Hey great tutorial. Just wanted to confirm if anyone knows if the same brake pads will fit the 0.9 TwinAir turbo 85BHP from early 2012? I have had a look online but there are a lot of models of pads for the 500. Ideally if someone can confirm the OEM or aftermarket part numbers from known brands like TRW, Bosch, ATE, Pagid, etc.
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Re: 1.2 8v disc and pad change

Changed the discs and pads on my 09 diesel sport
Bit different to these caliper is held by two 12mm bolt's
And two 19 mm bolt's holding the frames to the wheel hub

Biggest problem I had was with the wheel locater stud's had one each side sized solid and snap when trying to remove them
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