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    URGENT HELP!!!!caliper wind back tool

    im changing my rear discs and pads this weekend so i thought id read a few posts to get some tips.seeing that i need a wind back tool i went to buy one today but theres 2 types and the shop could not specify which 1 was for an a3.they were both 2 pin but 1 was flat and the other had a lip around the edge of the tool.can anyone shed some light as i need to order it 2moz so its here for the weekend!
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    I presume that one of the tools you have seen is the one from Laser Hand Tools? Although it doesnt say on the packaging it does fit VAG cars, I bought mine from GSF, double checked with them and have used it since, so I can say yes it works.
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    there both from laser hand tools, so was it the one with or without the lip round the outside??????

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    Got mine from Halfords, two dimples on either face, one where they're close to the outer edge, the other closer to inner edge. Fits no problem, though I had worn my pads so much that I had to "modify" the side which didn't fit my car.

    Worked a treat after that!!

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    Think this is the one you need

    http://www.lasertools.co.uk/item.aspx?item=356&cat=518

    At least that is the one I have and used on my Mk4 Golf.
    I'm an optimist but I don't think it helps much.

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    both should work ok on the car, as long as its not a big lip its not going to affect much, iirc mine has a small lip, cant see how a flat one wouldnt do the same job tho, assuming the pins are in the same location
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    Quote Originally Posted by marms
    Think this is the one you need

    http://www.lasertools.co.uk/item.aspx?item=356&cat=518

    At least that is the one I have and used on my Mk4 Golf.
    Yep, that's the one I used to do my rear brakes.
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    thanks for all your help guys i think i have the right one, i guess ill find out 2moz!!

 

 

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