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    Hi people,

    I learned the hard way today you always need the right tool for the job.
    I'm talking about the rear brake calliper rewind tool ouch what a pain that's been, I brought one of those cube things and at first it didn't fit so then I modified it to fit but it just turn and you need pressure to push the piston in so that didn't work so that's a job for the garage.

    but my question is, is it the same for the front brake calliper piston that you need the same rewind tool as the back or can you just push those in.
    Thanks for any help Craig

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    No rewind tool needed ������

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    A g clamp does the job.

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    G clamp and multi grips - twist, push, twist, push etc etc....

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    Same as above but I oped the fluid cap so there's no back pressure and it makes it go in easier.

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    I did that til I didnt manage to get one of them undone, still works lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19CDTi View Post
    G clamp and multi grips - twist, push, twist, push etc etc....

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    Not for the front brakes - which is what the OP is asking about.

    The pistons on the front calipers just push back in.

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    Also just buy a rewind kit from ebay, they are about £25 quid now. Then you have the correct tool for the back and, although not needed, it also works perfectly on the fronts.

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    Thanks for all the helpful messages you've all just saved me £50.
    Thanks again Craig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Not for the front brakes - which is what the OP is asking about.

    The pistons on the front calipers just push back in.
    Both were mentioned. However in either case, the G clamp is a winner.

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