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Am doing the front brakes on my 98 Jetta GLX. Have new pads and new rotors. They need it bad.
Problem is... the old rotors are worn down and there is a lip at the edge of the rotors now. I cant get the caliper off passed this lip.
Any ideas how to work the calipers off?
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Re: Help: cant get caliper off (GreenFoot)

You need to use a prybar and pry between the caliper and the caliper carrier to push the caliper piston in beyond the "lip" I really can't think of a better way to describe it...
make sure to take the cap off the brake fluid reservoir since you'll be pushing fluid into it.
 

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Re: Help: cant get caliper off (phatvw)

Quote, originally posted by phatvw »
You need to use a prybar and pry between the caliper and the caliper carrier to push the caliper piston in beyond the "lip" I really can't think of a better way to describe it...
make sure to take the cap off the brake fluid reservoir since you'll be pushing fluid into it.

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Re: Help: cant get caliper off (1Qckcab)

Prying did it. Just needed more force than I thought.
Rotor didn't want to come off either, but the other side came off easy.
The old learning curve. First side took almost 2 hours. Second one took 30 minutes.
 
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