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Re: Rattling brake dust shield
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2021, 05:15:28 pm »
One of mine is lose but new. I think the garage forgot to fasten it on. What's needed to just fasten it in place? It's already over the hub etc, just needs bolting.

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Re: Rattling brake dust shield
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2021, 05:13:00 pm »
To replace the rear shields is a beefy process:

Calipers off (easy)
Caliper carriers off (an utter ball ache)
Discs off (easy)
Hubs off (You need a massive breaker bar and high quality triple square socket for this job, otherwise, utter ball ache)

The hub bolts are one time use, so budget for replacements.

I would only tackle this job when the rear pads/discs need replacing as it's not a 5 minute thing by any means.

You can apparently fit new shields without removing the hubs if you trim a section of them away with tin snips....but that's just a bodge.

A lot of people are tempted to bin them off, but I would advise keeping them. They protect the bushes and dampers from the heat and nasty brake dust, not to mention all the road detritus that can flick up into the brakes and wedge in there, causing more unnecessary damage.





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Re: Rattling brake dust shield
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2021, 09:12:00 am »
I'm gonna assume the garage will take responsibility. Checking this week to see if there's actually any bolts or if mine is broken. If it's just missing bolts then they definitely didn't put it back as there's no way I'd have been able to get it into that state  :confused:

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Re: Rattling brake dust shield
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2021, 12:36:33 pm »
I would get new bolts... one of mine (always the bloody last one) the torx rounded off so I had to piss about with a hammer and center punch to spin the bolt out.

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Re: Rattling brake dust shield
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2021, 08:24:38 am »
I would get new bolts... one of mine (always the bloody last one) the torx rounded off so I had to piss about with a hammer and center punch to spin the bolt out.

Cheers, rotating the wheels today so will see what's happened.

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Re: Rattling brake dust shield
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2021, 02:44:59 pm »
So had a chance to look at this today. It would seem they're just corroded through where the bolts fit. Only way I can see to reuse is washers on either side so the bolts will hold it. That said k can't see how you can remove the screws without removing the discs anyway? There's little room between the disc and where the bolts attach.

As I'm utterly skint I may ask then to remove it until later in summer depends on cost.

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Re: Rattling brake dust shield
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2021, 03:42:45 pm »
My mechanic mate cut my one off with tin snips when it rotted through.

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Re: Rattling brake dust shield
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2021, 06:59:59 pm »
I took mine off and never replaced them they just don’t last


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Re: Rattling brake dust shield
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2021, 07:13:58 pm »
If you want a longer lasting shields, there are aftermarket ones made out of galvanised steel, only the edge is exposed steel, fitment is very good too.

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Re: Rattling brake dust shield
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2021, 09:44:59 pm »
replaced mine a while ago with Hajus ebay specials  Double coated in stone chip paint before fitting
 Didnt have any trouble removing the carriers using a breaker bar

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Re: Rattling brake dust shield
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2021, 08:02:11 am »
Thanks all, I'll get them to cut it off ass I don't have any snips, then get a new one sorted before winter  :happy2: