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    confused Rear Brake Piston - turns but won't push

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to change the rear pads on my 52 plate Vectra. Got the pads off easy enough and tried to push the caliper back in. No joy. So I figured they were of the screw-in type. Several minutes of turning and they were no further in.

    I then tried compressing them with a G-Clamp. No Joy. Anyone got any suggestions as to what I try next? Is this simply siezed/dead? I've never had anything like this much trouble changing pads on anything before, not even Citroens!

    Help ! ! ! (Please)

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    the brake piston is on a fine thread so you need to get a brake calipe wynd back tool because it pushes and turns at the same time

    this is it
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/vauxhall-Vectr...QQcmdZViewItem

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    yep, put that g clamp away!!!!.. you MUST use the correct tool..

    hopefully you haven't wrecked the calipers internal thread with the g clamp's pressure....

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    Hi,

    The ebay link says 'adapter only' which suggests I need to buy >1 thing? I don't suppose Halfords would stock a suitable tool? The pads are too worn to put back on and I need the car back on the road asap - like by Monday.

    Cheers

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    Would help if I read all of the ebay listing!!!

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    lol, yes halfords to also sell the tool, just not the correct adaptor.....they sell their tool for £20...

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    While you're at it, clamp the flexible brake pipe and release the bleed nipple. This will save you having to push the brake fluid allthe way back to the master cylinder, and will also prevent the risk of flipping the rubber seals as well.

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for the advice. Tool arrived on Saturday morning, job done nice and quick.

    Cheers

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