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Brake problems-Help needed plz

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by D8UGF, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. D8UGF

    D8UGF Member

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    Hi Folks,

    looks like I have made an ar5e of changing my rear pads on my 2003 1.8T Sport :sos: I coulndt get the piston to retract so I was told that if you keep doing a half turn outwards it will eventually turn inwards with ease. Well unfortunately I kept turning and turning until the piston came too far out, I got it back in and got it retracted, fitted the pads and all was well, but now the pedal goes in completely to the floor. I think I have managed to get air into the system :asskicking: I have read that if you have ESP and ABS you will need VAG-COM to bleed the brakes? Is this the case or can it be done the old fashioned way?

    Any info would be much appreciated

    Dougie
     
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  3. coyote

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    You can bleed the brakes in the old fashioned way.
     
  4. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    Did you take the Brake fluid Cap off in your engine bay???
     
  5. D8UGF

    D8UGF Member

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    Thanks Coyote, so i dont need the laptop to keep the pumps cycling on the ABS and ESP?
    I did J7USS, had a bit of overspill but the level still looks good. Like the new car by the way mate!

    Is there any quirks that I should follow? Battery off etc?

    Cheers guys
     
  6. docurley

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    This might help

     
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  8. evilscotsman

    evilscotsman Space Cowboy

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    you can get a cheap piston wind-back tool at most motor factors / shops / halfrauds

    Thats what your supposed to use, they screw in and out.
     
  9. D8UGF

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    Many thanks guys, got it sorted, was the rear passenger right enough.

    Thanks for the info Doc, that was the one I had been working from and got all twitchy when I read you need VAG-COM with cars fitted with ESP.

    Evil, I actually contacted Halfords and they said the one they supplied they were not selling to VW/Audi owners as there had been so many returned saying they did not work on the owners cars. I ended up getting a loan of one.

    Cheers
     
  10. evilscotsman

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    sheesh halfords are no bloody use are they :)

    Glad you got it sorted bud.
     

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