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    Hi. I am replacing all brakes and pads on my car this weekend. I have replaced fronts with no problem. I have come to do passenger side rear put on the disc no problem. Come to fit new pads and I can't compress the piston to fit the new pads. I have tried leverung it but seems so solid. also loosened bleed valve and no joy. Any pointers or help will be appreciated.

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    Are you trying to push the pistons back in - you can't - they have to be wound back in with a special tool - or some have managed to do it with a long nose pair of pliers. There are four locating holes on the face of the cylinder - you need to push the piston in at the same time turning it.

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    Ahh I see. Thank you very much for that. This special tool is it available from anywhere open on a Sunday

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    Most car accessory shops will have them - I think Halfords did them at one time - I bought a whole set like this on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/19pc-Brake...ht_2887wt_1037 - makes life a lot easier - I see you are in the Potteries - if you were a bit closer you could borrow mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcutler View Post
    Most car accessory shops will have them - I think Halfords did them at one time - I bought a whole set like this on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/19pc-Brake...ht_2887wt_1037 - makes life a lot easier - I see you are in the Potteries - if you were a bit closer you could borrow mine.
    Ahh cheers mate just spotted one on halfords site but priced at 32 quid typical halfords price haha. Will ask a few mates locally if anyone has one as I see that collection you linked to has different sizes
    And halfords only shows one. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction now anyway.

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    Thats like a universal kit that does quite a few other cars as well as the Vectra. There are quite a few listed on Ebay. Have you tried long nose pliers - you put the end into two of the holes in the piston and screw it in - sometimes its quite easy to turn the piston - if not you need the tool

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    will give it a go tommorow i had packed up by the time i posted so will try it and fingers crossed the plyers method will work, if not i have sourced someone who has the tool i can borrow on monday so should all be sorted :-) thanks again for your help. i was beginning to think it was jsut seased as i have never come across this type of piston before,

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    I bought a Laser one, and it did not fit. Spent ages filing the pins down so they can locate in the two indents. PITA!

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