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    Default Rear brake problem

    Hi Guys,

    I've just replaced the rear pads on my Vectra (04 CDTI(150) estate). When I changed the pads, the pins were very tight in the rubber bushes. I cleaned them out and refitted them with a little grease on them. I tried that car and found that the rear brakes were binding on a bit. I then ordered replacement rubber bushes. When I cut off the old ones, there were corrosion deposits underneath. I cleaned all this up and fitted the new bushes - the pins are now a nice sliding fit in the bushes. The calipers are now a nice sliding fit. Problem is the brakes are still binding on - not as badly as before, but they still are. I now suspect that the pistons are partially seized...

    Looking at some other posts, other people have changed the calipers for exchange ones from a vauxhall dealer - just called mine and he tells me they do not do exchange ones for my model and I need new ones at £120+vat each - am I being told porky pies?

    Any other suggestions?

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    LGD

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    I guess you used a brake re-wind tool and didn't just try and squeeze the pistons back without rotating them?

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    It could be the hand brake that's binding, mine did this & after replacing both rear calipers it was still binding, replaced handbrake cable & was still binding, eventually found it to be the weak hanbreak return spring on the caliper.
    Now all sorted after a lot of pishing around.

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    Question Laser Brake Caliper Rewind Tool

    Hi all
    will this Brake Caliper Rewind Tool be ok for thr vectra c i need to fit new brakes to the front of the car



    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...tegoryId_71553

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    it is, but you will need to get a different adaptor to fit the vectra calipers..

    look up 'vectra rewind tool' on ebay..

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    Quote Originally Posted by parky View Post
    Hi all
    will this Brake Caliper Rewind Tool be ok for thr vectra c i need to fit new brakes to the front of the car



    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...tegoryId_71553
    You dont need the tool for the fronts mate, just the back.

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    doh, that'll teach me to read it all..

    as rushy says.. no rewind tool really neccesary for the fronts..just slow even pressure on the piston..the rears need the rewind tool..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    You dont need the tool for the fronts mate, just the back.
    How do you not need to rewind the front brake but you do the back?

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    the fronts are normal pistons.. the rears are screwed pistons..so, the fronts can just be pushed straight back in..whereas the rears HAVE to be turned as they are pushed back, hence the need for the rewind tool..

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    thanks for the quick reply’s that’s my weekend sorted new brakes

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