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How to close a piston/caliper on a 2006 vw jetta rear

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  • andrewelias Nov 20, 2009

    rear

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    whicg one front or rear.

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Compress the piston while turning it clockwise, there is a special tool for this, it is really hard to do unless u have a huge screwdriver

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The rear caliper pistons,turn as they go in,one side turns left,the other side turns right,after the piston is turned all the way in,align the notches in the piston to fit the brake pad.A square tool can be purchased at the parts store for very little money,that fits a 3/8 ratchet to do the job of turning the piston.

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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    Ronny Bennett Sr. Nov 20, 2009

    You asked about the rear,yes on the rear,the front calipers will push back,by force.

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    Which side turns which way?

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You must compress the piston while turning the piston using the holes on the front face of the piston

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