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    Unhappy Compresing rear caliper piston.

    Can anyone tell me how to compress the piston on the rear calipers on a vectra C? I can't shift the thing at all not even to get the old shoes back in.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Dont force them rule one!!! What you need is a caliper wind back tool. this fits between the caliper and caliper body and you actually 'wind' the caliper back in. This tool should be available from Halfrauds.

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    What Dean said!!!!! Don't force it back in. The piston needs to be wound in. I made a tool from some flat bar

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    yeah u need the windback tool, but i found it difficult to find the tool specifically for vauxhalls on its own, i had to buy a 8 piece set.

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    aren't you supposed to take the cap off the brake fluid reservoir before pushing the piston back?!?

    or is that not necessary anymore?

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    Long nose pliers should do the trick matey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA
    Long nose pliers should do the trick matey.
    and a grip like a vice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry
    and a grip like a vice!
    I didn't need a grip like a vice matey; I had a Drinky

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    that's exactly my point!!!

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    I managed to wind them in using some grips. But with the new pads fitted I get no resistance from the pedal unless I pump it laike crazy. Any ideas?
    Also, how are you supposed to wind in the piston whilst its still on the disk and stuck because the discs are worn a bit?

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