When to replace the Brake Pads on your MINI MINI
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pads for Hatchback (R56) and other MINI models
Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI (R56). Tools you might need:
Wire brush
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
HEX bit No.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI (R56). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI (R56). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    Open the hood.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Remove the wiper arm cover.
  2. Step 4
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    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  3. Step 5
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 7
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
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  5. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 10
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  7. Step 11
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 12
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 13
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 14
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI (R56). AUTODOC recommends:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  11. Step 15
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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI (R56). Tip:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  12. Step 16
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI (R56). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  13. Step 17
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  14. Step 18
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI (R56). Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  15. Step 19
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    Treat the brake pads in the area where their surface comes into contact with the brake caliper bracket. Use anti-squeal paste.
    Replacement: brake pads – MINI MINI (R56). Professionals recommend:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
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