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How do i compress the front brake piston on an 2002 gti

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Loosen (don't remove) the small bleeder valve on the back of the brake assembly while you apply hand pressure to the piston. It should push right into the caliper. Be sure to retighten the valve before you release the piston - otherwise you will **** air into the brake line.

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