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Rear brake caliper on volkswagen jetta year 200

I took the caliper out and the piston was all the way out, i noticed it's bolted on but I can screw it back on; do i go counter or clock wise, is do I have to pressure it ehile I do this?, can you please help

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You go clockwise to screw it back on, but you have to make sure it is lined up all exactly right. You do not want to cross thread the bolt. I am assuming you pushed the cylinder all the back in the caliper when you put new pads on. You should be able to start the bolts by hand and then ratchet them down.

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