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    Hi,

    Just recently bought a Vectra C 2.2 SRI (2003). The rear pads have worn down and I tried to replace them at the weekend. However i couldn't get the pistons back in with pliers. I was looking to buy a rewind tool but they are around £40. Anyone managed to get a similar tool that worked that is cheap?

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    some buy the one in halfords made by laser and modify the pins to fit

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    I just wedge a hammer in there and push the piston back with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crespo View Post
    I just wedge a hammer in there and push the piston back with that.
    Please don't do that. You will ruin the thread.

    Open the master cylinder then use the pliers. It will work just keep going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crespo View Post
    I just wedge a hammer in there and push the piston back with that.

    but you are supposed to twist the piston as you push so you dont damage the seals

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    when i did mine i used long nose pliers and found out you turn clockwise plus you need a lot of pressure to get it to return inside.

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    It should look somthing like this:

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    That looks a bit like the one i got

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    Quote Originally Posted by 164161413 View Post
    It should look somthing like this:

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    I had one just like that, lent it to my brother in law months ago for his 4x4. He never used it now says he'll return it "when he decides I really need it" not when I say I do. He's moved so can't go bash on his door

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartbat View Post
    but you are supposed to twist the piston as you push so you dont damage the seals
    No your supposed to wind the Rear Pistons back because if you dont they wont go in, the pistons are threaded. The Fronts are push back, think maybe Crespo didnt notice he said Rear Pads. My last car had wind back rear calipers too, wonder why they use wind back on the rear but push back on the front.

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