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    do I need a special tool to wind in the rear brake pistons?

    I need to change the rear discs and pads - one post I read said that a special tool is needed to retract the pistons - is this so?
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    Yes you need a special tool it can be done without it but is a pain to do !!
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    It's so much easier with a brake caliper piston rewind tool. You can get them on eBay for £18+postage. Halfords will charge you a lot more.

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    Yer draper make one tool number 179 works brilliant tool

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    That's the one brilliant tool borrowed off a mate worked really well

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    Do you have to unbolt the central bearing to to remove the disc

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    on the 2wd yes. are you fitting new discs? if so have you bought new bearings?
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    The key for an angle grinder works on some cars.

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    If its a 2wd you'll need to look for ABS rings too. Most disks dont have them, and you have to either remove the old one and swap it across or buy and fit new ones.

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