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    confused Rear Brake Pad Change

    I have just changed the rear brake pads on the off-side of my Vectra 2003, 1.8L. No problem, wound in the calliper piston using mole grips. However can't get the near-side piston started despire how many times I turn it. Does anyone know whether the near-side is a left-hand thread.

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    the thread is the same for both sides
    you should use a rewind tool m8
    using a pair of mole grips
    could do damage to the calipers

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    But if your happy using moleys , you need to put some force against the piston , to help it on it's way . Well that's what I did anyway whilst turning .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhvcbv View Post
    the thread is the same for both sides
    you should use a rewind tool m8
    using a pair of mole grips
    could do damage to the calipers
    Many thanks for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by poves View Post
    But if your happy using moleys , you need to put some force against the piston , to help it on it's way . Well that's what I did anyway whilst turning .
    Many thanks for that.

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    you want one of these fella:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brake-Caliper-...71110001r34047

    cheap and chearful and does the job..

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    It may be cheap and cheerful but he needs a solution now
    Not in a week lol . It doesn't look that bad though , but to be honest I always rough it

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    Quote Originally Posted by poves View Post
    It may be cheap and cheerful but he needs a solution now
    Not in a week lol . It doesn't look that bad though , but to be honest I always rough it
    Always available from your local auto factors - thats where I got mine

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    just done discs and pads mine, take it you clamped the flexi hose and released thebleed valve, i had to extend 1 of mine right out then rewind it as it wouldn't rewind at first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul515 View Post
    just done discs and pads mine, take it you clamped the flexi hose and released thebleed valve, i had to extend 1 of mine right out then rewind it as it wouldn't rewind at first.
    You shouldnt touch the bleed nipple unless you are bleeding or changing the brake fluid..

    All you should need to do is remove the cap on the brake fluid resoviour so that the fluid is pushed back into the resoviour when you press the caliper back... Opening the bleed nipple could lead to air in the pipe if you are not under preasure...

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