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audi a3 2009 change brake pads help

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by deek19790, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. deek19790
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    hi guys.

    im gonna change my brake pads and need to ensure i have the correct tools, i know i need a piston tool but not sure if this will work for both front and back and also if this is correct tool

    Sealey VS024 brake piston wind back tool ***NEW ***SALE PRICE*** NEW*** | eBay

    or do i need the above and also

    Disc brake piston spreader seperator tool / brake calliper / pad BERGEN AT187 | eBay

    i used to just used a crow bar for my old car front but this time i think i shouldn't due to being a much better car.

    any help much appciated.

    ps. this is guide i saw http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/130954-how-change-brake-pads.html

    thanks
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    1st tool is what I use, also make sure you spray some lube, say wd40 around the rubber boot of the piston, so it doesnt twist & tear as you wind piston back.
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    hi mate,

    does this tool work for the front as well?

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    The Sealey tool is normally for rear calipers where the piston indexes as the pad wears to keep the handbrake in contention. The second one is a generic tool for returning pistons in a single or double piston regular caliper that has no handbrake scheme as those on the front.

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    Hi mate,

    Cheers for that.....

    D
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    If the bolts are the same as on my 2009 S3 then you will need a Spline tool bit but someone else may be able to confirm as I think it's either M12 or M14.
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    [Nov 6, 2013]
    For many years, I've been using a G Clamp for front piston and grinder's Peg spanner for the rears. Works okay.

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