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    hi guys, i've had this noise from the rear of the car for a week now, and on inspection there aint a lot of meat left on the pads,especially the inner ones, so i'm going to need to replace them, is there anyone local who has the tool to rewind the pistons, who fancies doing it for me in exchange for beer tokens,,,,you don't have to do it all just lend a hand....cheers

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    G Clamp should do it

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    I done mine with a long nose plier, very easy though. But you will need to find the right torx socket for remove two caliper bolts per side, i done this with a 16mm(or 14mm?) socket and a hammer. Personal suggestion is to replace this 4 bolts (2 per side). Other stuffs will be very easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxt View Post
    G Clamp should do it
    Eeeek!!! Ignore this suggestion. The piston needs to be wound back in, not pushed as it has a spiral thread cut into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Eeeek!!! Ignore this suggestion. The piston needs to be wound back in, not pushed as it has a spiral thread cut into it.


    G clamp will work on the fronts but not the rears.

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    Thanks for the correction - not realised that on the rears they needed winding in

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    Pointy nose pliers should work as long as the pads haven't worn too much and the piston is fully out. My rear pads were almost to the metal when a replaced mine, the piston just would not catch the thread. I ended up borrowing a rewind tool with a flat plate and had to carefully turn the piston with large grips while turning the tool mm by mm.

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