Went for a 400 mile round trip to see family last weekend a terrible rattle appeared. It turned out to be the rear disc dust shield had came loose, great!
I remember this happening on my first eddy and it was quick tin snip repair
this time round I thought I'd cure the problem the correct way, replace it for a new one
I did buy both sides as I planned to replace the n/s while it's all jacked up and the tools were out and before it breaks! but as the o/s took 2 hours I thought sod the n/s till it isn't snowing and the weather is a bit warmer.
It was a pleasure to work on a non seized non rusted car for a change! (Everything is covered with mud as I haven't cleaned it yet) Everything came undone easily except the wheel bearing bolt which took 14 stone of weight on a bar and whacking the M18 multispline socket with a hammer to shock the thread, damn that thing was tight! All the bolt threads were like new, couldn't be happier with a easy to work on car
17mm socket - wheel bolts
18mm socket - rear lower arm
15mm spanner - slider pin nut
13mm spanner - caliper bolt
T30 Torx bit - disc retainer and shield bolts
M14 multispline - carrier bolts
M18 multispline - wheel bearing
Flat head screwdriver - bearing dust cover
Bungee cord - hold caliper up
Halogen light - crap lighting in the carport
Old sofa cushion - nothing worse than kneeling on a stone !
Started off by loosening the wheel bolts then jacked the car up and secured it on axle stands.
Tools for the job
Disc, pads and carrier removed left a loose shield ! To get the carrier off I removed the rear spring to give me more room to get a decent size bar in to break the carrier bolts free.
The worse bit of the job was breaking this f*ck*r free and praying the bearing hasn't bonded to the shaft, luckily mine came off freely and in 1 piece. I applied more grease to the bearing before refitting.
All back together
I cleaned up all the bolts quickly with the machine wheel and also used loctite 222 red thread lock on all the threads. All the torque specs can be found online and also all the how to guides for removing everything to do this job is easily available online.
Don't be put off with the rear carrier bolts, lots a swearing and some Strength will cracking it loose
I will need new pads in the next maybe 3,000 miles so I'll do a quick write up of that when I do them as well. I'll clean and detail the arches and compents at the same time too, not much point now to be honest. I don't drive the car if the roads are icey/gritted anyway so no salt gets to the car really.
You'll notice my private plate is now on too :)
If anyone local wants to borrow the multisplines or needs a hand I am more than happy to help and wouldn't take a penny off anyone for lending a hand.