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

Tom_B Feb 24, 2013

  1. Tom_B

    Tom_B Member

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    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?
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013
  2. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Yes you need a special tool it can be done without it but is a pain to do !!
     
  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Active Member

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    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.
     
  4. AlexA4Avant

    AlexA4Avant Active Member

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    Yer draper make one tool number 179 works brilliant tool
     
  5. Mike_B

    Mike_B Active Member

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  6. AlexA4Avant

    AlexA4Avant Active Member

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    That's the one brilliant tool borrowed off a mate worked really well
     
  7. AlexA4Avant

    AlexA4Avant Active Member

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    Do you have to unbolt the central bearing to to remove the disc
     
  8. jbh

    jbh TDi lover

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    on the 2wd yes. are you fitting new discs? if so have you bought new bearings?
     
  9. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    The key for an angle grinder works on some cars.
     
  10. mojocvh

    mojocvh Member

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  11. aragorn

    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.
     
  12. 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)
     
  13. mojocvh

    mojocvh Member

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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?
     
  14. fullpower

    fullpower Member

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    pair of circlip pliers does me once u get the nack of it.
     

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