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I'm changing my rear brake pads, and for the life of me, I can't push back the friggin' piston! The caliper is off, and I took the pads out. The brake lines are still on. The cap is off the brake fluid reservoir. Should be able to do this no??<p>I'm alternating turning the piston using a needle nose plier and trying to squeeze the piston with a C-clamp, but it's not going back in! What's the secret! Anything else I need to do? <p>geez, I've done this before with other cars
 

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Do you have access to a brake caliper tool? It pushes and twists the piston at the same time.<p><IMG SRC="http://littlemini.us/builder/img/brakepads/DSCN4824.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>In the U.S., we can buy something like that for cheap at a store called Harbor Freight or borrow one for free from AutoZone.<p>But you live in Canada.<p>
 

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Re: Help - caliper piston, rear brakes (Dede)

Never mind... managed to get it done using channel lock pliers and turning the nipple of the C-clamp at the same time...<p>It would be helpful if I had all the tools I need <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Dede at 11:22 PM 8-21-2009</i>
 

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Re: Help - caliper piston, rear brakes (Dede)

You need one of the tools that presses and turn at the same time. Not sure if you have an Autozone up there. That's where I get mine loan for free. Harbor Freights sell the kit for pretty cheap too.
 

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i just use channel locks. They work fine
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>genjy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>In the U.S., we can buy something like that for cheap at a store called Harbor Freight or borrow one for free from AutoZone.<p>But you live in Canada.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hahha <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (SiCkEsTC30)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SiCkEsTC30</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i just use channel locks. They work fine</TD></TR></TABLE><br>On the rears? I don't think so, the pistons need to spin in order to retract. Fronts will press in, though.<p>Tom.
 

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Let me clarify my channel-lock comment above. <p>What I did is I applied pressure to the piston using the c-clamp. Then I grabbed the "nipple" of the c-clamp where it touches the piston and turned it. One or two twists, then a bit more pressure with the c-clamp, another few twists... repeat until the piston is fully backed.<p>That left quite a bit of play over the new pads, no problems at all putting the calliper back on.<p>But what's up with those bleeder bolts? I had no difficulty bleeding the front brakes, but the rear bleeder bolts would not budge! Any hints?<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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