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    Hi, need to change the pads all round on the Vectra. Bought the new pads (Mintex) but just found out I need a wind-back tool for the pistons as well Before I spend a lot of cash on the wrong tool, can anyone tell me if the Sealey VS024 or the VS0282 kit is the correct one for an 07-plate 1.9 CDTi 150 please ? Thanks.
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    you dont need a wind back tool. if you can press them back in slowly with a jack handle or something to push the piston back in just do it slowly

    dont forget to take off the reservoir top off .

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    I did mine (the rears) with a pair of 'snipe nose' pliers by pushing & turning the piston clockwise at the same time to 'wind ' it back into the caliper.....not done fronts yet.....cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by winnie2457 View Post
    you dont need a wind back tool. if you can press them back in slowly with a jack handle or something to push the piston back in just do it slowly

    dont forget to take off the reservoir top off .
    For the rears you do or as said use long nose pliers and take your time,
    fronts you just push them back or use a G clamp and i didnt take the top off the reservoir.... was told i didnt need to

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    I would get the tool, I tried to use long nose pliers but failed. I got my tool of ebay but cannot remember the part number. I just needed the adaptor as I already had the tool think it was sealy.

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    P.S.......Just checked the Haynes manual re front calipers..apparently one of two types could be fitted..with the Type 1 caliper, the piston can be pushed straight back into the caliper with a G cramp or similar.....whereas the type Type 2 caliper needs to be pushed & turned clockwise at the same tiime to retract it, like the rear calipers mentioned above.....cheers

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    So there's no need to bleed when you change pad's ? i thought pushing them back would cause air in the system

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    I couldn't budge my rears at all with pliers, and the one tool they sell in Halfords was the wrong size so ended up giving the car to a tyre place to change them. Also, if the pads are dead and the piston is all the way out that tool was too big to get in the gap to even get it started, so be careful not run the pads too low (too late to mention now!!).

    Ebay does a box set tool for about £30 which looks to have all the sizes, so would imagine one will fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony W View Post
    P.S.......Just checked the Haynes manual re front calipers..apparently one of two types could be fitted..with the Type 1 caliper, the piston can be pushed straight back into the caliper with a G cramp or similar.....whereas the type Type 2 caliper needs to be pushed & turned clockwise at the same tiime to retract it, like the rear calipers mentioned above.....cheers
    Not true mate. Front calipers: just push them in. Rear calipers: you need to twist the piston as you push.

    There's a lot of misleading stuff in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    Not true mate. Front calipers: just push them in. Rear calipers: you need to twist the piston as you push.

    There's a lot of misleading stuff in this thread.
    I agree.

    Both Type 1 (earlier cars) brake calipers and Type 2 (later cars) brake calipers have pistons that just push straight back in. This is what Haynes say - page 9.6.

    The obvious difference I can see from a very quick look is that the outside pad on Type 1's is held in place by a metal plate spring, wereas it's held in place by a metal wire spring on Type 2's. I'm sure there are other diffrerences, but that's the easy way to tell them apart but it actually makes no difference in terms of how you push the piston back in.

    The pistons in the rear brakes always have to be turned back in - page 9.8.

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