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    hi all i am looking at changeing my rear brake pads and discs my question is do i really need the tool to wind the pistons back in or can they just be pushed back in what are the problems i would have if i just pushed them in.

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    im sure you can do it with bottle nose pliers mate. the piston has a thread if you just pushed it in youd knacker the thread and it would be ne caliper time im afraid.HTH

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    I tried it mate, was an accident with my hand waiting to happen. Borrowed my neighbours windback tool. As simplesi says you cant push them in they are threaded.

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    i managed it once with some long nose pliers, but the next time i went to have a go on my own car it would not work so I bought the tool, it was annoying having to buy it but it did wind it back in seconds easily...
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    ah **** what about the fronts ? have they got a thread ?

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    No, you can push them back in. Buy a wind back tool, you'll never need to buy one again. Definatly on my list of things to buy, cheap off ebay, less than £30 these days.

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    ok thanks guys how much is the tool and where would i buy one from. or may see if my local garage will lend me one.

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    got my answer as i was typing

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    lol

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    BINGO!!!!! HOW MUCH!!!! £28 bargain!!! People pay more that that for a gallon of oil, that tool will last you a lifetime.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brake-Caliper-...item3caf42145b

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