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    Posted: 06-Oct-2007 at 15:17
Got new pads and discs today but cant fit them as I cant seem to retract the pistons, they just dont seem to want to screw back in.

Any ideas??
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  Quote w8cmp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Oct-2007 at 17:59
My N/S rear was seized...thus requiring a new caliper at mega money from the dealer. Also required a new hose with the caliper as they're only designed for one use being crimped to the caliper.
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  Quote M1ck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Oct-2007 at 18:10
they dont look crimped to me.

And I know where you can get calipers for 67 a go.
http://www.brakeparts.co.uk/



Edited by M1ck - 07-Oct-2007 at 00:13
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  Quote jeffsu350 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Oct-2007 at 20:26
you have the correct caliper retract tool. they screw in, the same way a screw would go in, righty tighty.

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  Quote M1ck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Oct-2007 at 16:25
Got the tool today and all is good, except I am still getting the check brake pads warning.

I think the sensors may be faulty so I'm going to disconnect them as I'm capable of checking pad thickness myself and dont need the car to tell me.
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  Quote jeffsu350 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Oct-2007 at 22:20
on my car, and it might be different in the UK, but the sensor wires are only in the front. I would check your front pads as well
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  Quote M1ck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Oct-2007 at 06:14
Should have said, I changed the pads allround.
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