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

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  1. Tom_B
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    [Feb 24, 2013]
    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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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    [Feb 24, 2013]
    Yes you need a special tool it can be done without it but is a pain to do !!
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    [Feb 24, 2013]
    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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    [Jul 7, 2014]
    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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    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    [Jul 8, 2014]
    The key for an angle grinder works on some cars.
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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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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    [Jul 11, 2014]
    CAR-BOCK: Ersatzteile Audi Seat Skoda VW do excellent prices, discs can be ordered with bearing shells pressed in and abs rings fitted. I bought a full set for mine, FWD, £176 (207 Euro including shipping from Germany)
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    I remember you saying they were a good firm to deal with, how are the disks now that you have had them on for a while?
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    [Jul 17, 2014]
    pair of circlip pliers does me once u get the nack of it.
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