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I AM TRYING TO RE NEW THE REAR BREAK PADS ON MY VW CADDY VAN , BUT HAVE FOUND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO PUSH THE PISTON ON THE CALIPER BACK IN ORDER TO POSITION OVER THE NEW PADS . I HAVE CARRIED OUT THE SAME OPERATION ON MY OTHER VANS WITHOUT ANY DIFFICULTY . ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED AS I HAVE PURCHASED THE NEW PADS . MANY THANKS . VOLKSWAGON CADDY VAN 2007.

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Hi from uk the rear brake calipers are auto adjust and so to reset the pistons back into calipers you need to rewind clockwise the piston whilst pushing piston back there is a tool for this purpose which does job in minutes however!! you can improvise if you have an old socket and hacksaw ? you can look at piston and see there are two slots on it? if you cut away an old socket so left with prongs to fit these slots then fit t bar and short extension to socket then you can push and turn piston back make sure slots are in line as to able fitting of new pads one has notch on rear face to insert in piston slot this also works for other models with rear calipers ? cheaper than the tool at £40 to £60 inthe uk dependant on makers hope this helps/inspires you ?

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