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A6 Allroad

Joist123` Sep 19, 2009

  1. Joist123`

    Joist123` New Member

    Can anyone help, am changing rear pads on allroad and cant get pistion to retract any thoughts please? Thanks
  2. Cockney Boy

    Cockney Boy Member

    If you have the A6 2005> (with the electronic handbrake) then you will need VAG-COM to do this.

  3. John C

    John C Member

    Hi I recently replaced the rear disc pads on an 04 A4. The pistons have to be pushed in & rotated clockwise. The Haynes manual suggested using a pair of circlip pliars pushing in & rotating the indentations on the piston face. This was extremely difficult to push & rotate as the rotation did not seem to be catching a thread. I rigged up a piece of steel tube cut with 2 protruding lugs & pushed it in with a large G clamp whilst rotating it. It eventually seemed to catch a thread & worked & I retracted the pistons & put the new pads in. Once done I bought universal brake piston retracting tool from Halfords for about £20 for the next time! I have an 03 A6 also & don't remember having the same trouble with that.... John C

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