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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jamesdownthepub, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. jamesdownthepub

    jamesdownthepub New Member

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    Hi all

    just trying to change back pads and disks.

    having abit of problem with puttin the caliper back on once the new pads have been installed it seems like the piston on the caliper has rlly seized up!

    i believe you can twist them with a pair of pliers, however ive tried pushing and its impossible...

    any body with any ideass?

    jamesdowthepub

    cheers
     
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  3. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Tbh you need a caliper rewind tool for the backs mate.
     
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    jamesdownthepub New Member

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    ive had a look at those, but whats the difference between this and a G clamp?...ive tried to use one and bent it today (the g clamp)

    jamesdownthepub
     
  5. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Im sure the rewind tool holds the piston better so helps it back in.
     
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    jamesdownthepub New Member

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    sound lets hope it works!! like i said in the haynes it mentions a pair of grips or something however not sure its gnna work but i spose its worth a go!
     
  7. AudiS3-Turbo

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    pair of grips is a waste of time and makes a mess of the piston and seal,you need to twist and push at the same time,you will find allot of callipers will be very tight to wind back even with a wind back tool let alone g clamp and grips.

    Do it right first time and invest in a cheap windback tool mate
     
  8. tux

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    What James said. ^^^ A pair of grips and a G-clamp tends to chew the piston up. You can buy a cheap wind back tool for less than £20 at your local factors, probably cheaper on fleabay.
     
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    is it a clockwise turn or a anti-clockwise...

    just bought a rewind tool today and jumping on it this afternoon?
     
  10. AudiS3-Turbo

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    its clockwise on both sides mate.
     

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