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I need to replace the rear brake discs and pads on a '53' Mini cooper, are there any special tools I will require.

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I would suggest if your going to do a brake job and you are unsure how to do this , take it to a repair shop to have them installed correctly this is a major need and safety issue to you and to others but a few tools are required yes .


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