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    hi all,

    i tried to replace the rear pads on my siggy 2.2 earlier but came across a problem:
    i removed the sliding 1/2 of the caliper and tried to screw the piston back in but it wouldn't screw in?
    now i have put it all back together with the old pads whilst i try to figure it out and i have thought of a couple of things....
    does the piston screw back in in a clockwise (right hand thread) direction?
    my pads are really low so would the piston have unscrewed itself from the thread?
    any advice on screwing the piston back in will be gratefully received.

    cheers
    Iain

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    Yes its clockwise to wind them back in. I take it you are using a rewind tool?

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    the rears are a left hand thread wind back, also you might want to check the condition of the pistons before you wind them back if they are corroded you might find they cut the seals and cause them to leak.

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    thanks but now a bit confused........clockwise (right hand thread) or anticlockwise (left hand thread)?
    the pistons look fine and are not corroded, i just can't screw them in.
    i am using a pair of long nose pliers to turn the piston......does the proper rewind tool do anything different than just turn the piston?

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    Proper re wind tool just makes life hell of lot easier

    And I'm sure their normal clockwise thread

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    The proper rewind tool makes all the difference, it applys inwards pressure as well as turning them, this might be your issue, not enough inwards pressure. I did my brakes last weekend and it was defiantly clockwise to turn them back in. I have this set here, cheap as chips now.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAKE-CALI...#ht_3917wt_932

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    Yes you have to push in very hard and/whilst turning clock wise. I used snipe nose pliers but ended up with blisters on my hands doing it (softee!) A proper tool makes a great deal of difference as DasArab states, The dilema is ..........how many time will you use it? Its worth buying a tool for the blisters alone looking back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1.9CDTI View Post
    the rears are a left hand thread wind back, also you might want to check the condition of the pistons before you wind them back if they are corroded you might find they cut the seals and cause them to leak.
    You're right, they are a left-hand thread - IF you have a previous generation Ford Mondeo estate. If it's a Vectra, then it's a standard thread.

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    the rears have to be turned clockwise whilst applying pressure, if you have a wind back tool like me but it doesnt have the pins in the right place just remove the little disc apply pressure againt, and us a set of mo grips to turn whilst still applying pressure

    also make sure you remove the res cap

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    thanks all.

    i have now purchased a rewind kit from our local machine mart (can't wait for the eBay ones to be delivered) so i will have a crack at it tomorrow evening after work (providing it's dry :-)).

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