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2001 VW Beetle Rear Brake Repair


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04-06-03, 10:55 AM   #1  
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2001 VW Beetle Rear Brake Repair

We are in the process of changing the brake pads and cannot get the piston to go in...is there a trick?

 
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04-06-03, 12:18 PM   #2  
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The piston generally screws in. Most parts stores have the special tool that is required. Autozone will rent it to you free of charge in most cases.

 
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04-06-03, 12:18 PM   #3  
suggest getting a manual for your vehicle or maybe even a subscription to alldata, alot of vehicle use a tool to compress the caliper while turning the caliper piston, could also have a screw on the back side of the caliper that compresses the caliper, but a repair manual should give you the correct way to compress the calipers.

 
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04-07-03, 06:47 PM   #4  
I wouldn't expect that it would be too different than my wifes 2k jetta(although it could be)

It is indeed one of the twist tools, rented from autozone

 
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04-10-03, 08:40 AM   #5  
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2001 VW Beetle Brakes

Thanks to all that posted a reply to our brake problem.

We also found that you can use neetle nose pliers....
or
a piece of clotheshanger to fit in the groves and a C- Clamp.

Didn't have to use that special tool even though it probably would have made it easier!


Again, thanks for all the replies!

Teresa

 
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04-10-03, 08:49 AM   #6  
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Lol. I guess . Renting the tool is usually a bit easier.

 
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