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How to compress the caliper cylinder

I'm going to changing the front brakes on a 94 Eagle Vision TSI.
I need to know if they piston screws in and if so, which direction.
Is there maybe a tool that would make this easier?

Thank you,
Eric Bowers

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  • eqbowers Apr 21, 2009

    Thanks, I thought all the newer ones were screw based. That will make this soooo much easier.


  • eqbowers Apr 21, 2009

    Thank you very mush for the input. Also the difference between front and rear discs.

    Eric Bowers

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    I assume you have disc brakes. The pistons don't screw. The best tool to use for pushing back the pistons is a c-clamp. You'll need to hang the entire assembly from the frame with something like coathanger wire to relieve the stress on the brake hoses.

    When you push the pistons back, brake fluid will probably overflow the master cylinder reservoir. To prevent this, first remove some of the flluid with something akin to a turkey baster.


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The piston doesn't screw in, that is usually for vehicles with rear disc brakes that incorporate the park brake in the caliper. The correct way for yours is to open the bleed screw and compress the piston. The most common (shade tree) way is to simply use a screwdriver and pry against the rotor pushing the piston back. Some pistons are ceramic so be careful not to crack it. If you pry between the old pad and rotor you should be ok.

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