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How do you compress rear caliper? replaced brake pads and need to compress piston. normally use a c-clamp to compress piston in rotor on other vehicles.

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  • lisaliccardi Sep 06, 2010

    was able to rent a caliper tool. worked great. thanks for the advice. worked great.

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To compress the rear caliper pistons u must use a very large blade screwdriver and turn the piston clockwise while pushing it in, this resets the park brake screw inside, really tough to do with the VW special tool.

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