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Need advice on changing brake pads on a vw caddy pick up 1.9d

Could you please help, with a step by step approach and any special tools needed.

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Tools needed wheel brace trolley jack Axel stand for safety and a set of Alan/hex keys large screw driver
1, lift the hood and unscrew the brake master cylinder cap
2, loosen Th wheel nuts on one front wheel
3, place jack under car on same side as the loosened wheel behind the wheel have a look under car there will be a chassis cross member jack on this raise the car place axe stand under the same cross member and lower jack so car rest on the stand
4,remove wheel place key in ignition lock and turn to first position and turn to full lock
5,go back to the side that the wheel is off and you should see the brake calliper in the top of it will be a large slot where you can see the pads place the screw driver in the slot between the pad and disc and pull it towards you gently but with force you will now have a gap and the caliper will slid from side to side
6. on the caliper there is black rubber on the top and bottom of it with a bung in them pop the bung on and take the hex key set out size ten i think and unscrew the bolts re move the bolts and the clipper will fall off rest it on top of the disc and the pads will slide out
7, and to refit the new pads just do the steps in reverse and re peat on other side
important note pump brake pedal before you replace the master cylinder cap

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