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    Hi guys i went ot buy sum new rear pads for my 53 plate vectra 1.8 SRI.
    i have a choice of 2 either with a mouse trap on the bacj or without.
    any ideas how i can find out without removing the pad ??

    thanks alot

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    with, normaly as they slide over the caliper piston. you will need a wind back tool

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    o ryt do they not just "push" back in ?? or is it a twist and push 1 ???

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    no, rear are twist and push clockwise, rearly hard with out the tool

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    ok pal thanks alot !

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    ok..

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    According to EBC Brakes (where I obtain my pads from as they do standard and uprated types) you will require the ones with springs to grip the piston. Hope this helps and as Matt above a LOT easyer with the wind in tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpet View Post
    According to EBC Brakes (where I obtain my pads from as they do standard and uprated types) you will require the ones with springs to grip the piston. Hope this helps and as Matt above a LOT easyer with the wind in tool.
    The old-style rear pads had a 3-sided clip that slotted into a recess that ran round the end of the piston as you describe.

    The new-style rear pads have a spring on the outside edge instead that braces the inside pad against the inside of the caliper - there's no attachment to the piston.

    Many online catalogues list both types.

    Definitely go for a proper piston wind-back tool for the rear brakes - much cheaper than new calipers if you stripor jam the thread.

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