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    Brake & Suspension Advice Needed...!

    Hi guys,

    I'm looking to change the front brake pads on my Octy. When it comes to pushing the piston back to accommodate the new pads, should I open the bleed nipple or remove the cap on the brake fluid reservoir and remove some fluid? Whats the best option here?

    On a separate note - suspension noises. I'm getting serious creaking noises from rear suspension whenever someone gets in or out of the back seats. ( rear suspension also makes horrific creaking noises when I'm lowering the front after having it jacked up). Would anyone have any advice on starting to troubleshoot that? or is it a common issue? (2014 octavia combi).

    Thanks for the help!

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    I have a Yeti rather than an Octavia, but when I got creaking from the rear suspension it was a broken spring. Feeling around the spring or measuring the clearance between the tyre and wheel arch did not show it up, it had to be on a ramp with the wheels hanging.
    If you open the bleed nipple rather than force the fluid backwards there is no danger of reversing the seals in the master cylinder.
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    I’ll have a proper look at the springs tomorrow. Thanks for the tip ��

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    If the springs are OK and it is very difficult to tell (the broken end of mine wedged in place), my previous car used to groan going over speed bumps whenever the drop links needed to be replaced. It was a Mazda and got through so many I kept a set in stock.
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    Took the rear wheels off this afternoon and had a look. They look perfectly intact, but as you said, its very very difficult to tell.
    The creaks still happen when someone gets in or out.

    Looks like I'll have to admit defeat for now and bring it to a garage!

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    Put the car in gear (or park), leave the handbrake off and then try getting in and out.
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