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I need to replace my rear brakes on my 2000 4Motion. I understand that I need a special tool to retract the brake cylinder. It is threaded??? Any comments?
 

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Re: Rear Brakes - Special tool??? (d2x/dt2)

Normaly you can get pistons back in, by rotating it (using example big pliers).
If brake pistons are too out, then you maybe need special tool.
 

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Re: Rear Brakes - Special tool??? (d2x/dt2)

All cars with rear disc brakes that use the disc for the e-brake, need the piston rotated as it is retracted into the caliper. A special tool makes it more convenient, but is not required.
 

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Re: Rear Brakes - Special tool??? (NC-GTI)

I used needle nose pliers and took 1 hr on one side and 15 min on the other... making sure the rubber boot wasn't torn.
I would buy that tool!
 

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Re: Rear Brakes - Special tool??? (d2x/dt2)

Try an Autozone parts store. They will rent you this tool for FREE. You will have to put a deposit on the tool of about $35.00, but the money will be refunded when you return the tool.


[Modified by dbarry2, 12:03 PM 5-31-2002]
 

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Re: Rear Brakes - Special tool??? (pipes)

Do you have to open the brake fluid line in order to push cylinder back with the tool /or without?
How should I turn the cylinder - clockwise or counterwise?

[Modified by Odesssa, 1:44 PM 6-15-2002]


[Modified by Odesssa, 3:54 PM 6-15-2002]
 
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