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Replacement of rear brake pads on 2006 vw passat with electronic

I have the diagnostic equiptment to electrnicaly wind the pistons back but they dont go back far enough. do you still have to wind the bad manually as well>

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Hey, I knew a Chris Arnold In High School! The Easiest way to fix this is to Put the Pad back on that goes on the Piston and use it as a Buffer. Compress Further with Tool or Channel Locks while Slowly Releasing the Bleeder Valve. Once Compressed Close the Bleeder Valve Quickly as you do not want Air in the System. Please Rate my Response, I need all the Help That I can Get! Thanks!

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Hi On a VW PASSAT.
DON'T Hammered...
Just you need to turn with the Turn style tool. to push down the brake piston.
If is hard. Open a LITTE the BLEADER valve to to DROP a few of the brake fluid. Bucause if you force to much. The Brake master cylinder and ABS Module seals can be damaged.
Do a Little by Little. with the bleader valve open. is the right prosses to do that.
But don't forget That maybe your car Require DOT4. Don't put DOT3. is not the same.
I include a picture of your calliper. and the tool.

e7ff765.jpg I hope this help on your problem.

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For front brake pads replacement you need only usually wrench set, inclusive 7 mm allen key also.
But for rear brake pads replacement you need obligatory a special caliper piston pressing tool, in order to press back rear caliper piston with parking brake automatic adjustment!!!
For front brake pads. First you must verify yours front brake disc diameter: 280 mm or 288 mm. (On my car y have 288 mm). After that you can buy the brake pads (with wear sensor). For change front brake pads you must raise vehicle, remove wheels, extract the retaining spring of the caliper, and remove the caliper as follow:
1. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper, and do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose!
2. Remove top and bottom caps (on back side of the caliper) for access to guide pins, then unbolt and remove them from the brake carrier. Remove the caliper.
3. Now you must thoroughly clean the brake calipers (free of grease).
4. Remove outer brake pad from brake carrier.
5. Pull inner brake pad out of brake caliper piston.
6. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary!
7. Push piston back into brake caliper housing.
8. Install inner brake pad (with expanding spring) in brake caliper piston. (Arrow marked on pad - if exist, must point in direction of brake disc rotation when vehicle is moving forward).
9. Install outer brake pad into brake carrier.
10. Bolt brake caliper housing to brake carrier using two guide pins. Tightening torque is 25 Nm.
11. Install both caps.
12. Insert retaining spring into brake caliper housing. Important: Depress the brake pedal firmly several times while the car is stationary so that the brake pads adjust to their normal operating positions!!! Check brake fluid level and top up if neccessary!!!

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