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2000 Volkswagen golf

Hi, Am new in this sit. Yesterday i chang my front and back break pads for the first time my self. i got the front new ones in but i couldn't get the back new ones in because the piston on the back Calipar wouldn't push back. So i put the old ones back on but now my break doesn't work at all. What can i do to fix this problem. PLEASE.

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  • GOLF 2000 Jun 14, 2008

    what i did was after i took the breaks Calipars off i let the break oil out. i left it there because i spraid it. After all the spraying was done i the try to but the new one on it but that didn't work so i put the old ones back and then bleed the two backs wings. Am i meant to bleed the 4 wheels together at the same time or how can i even get the back piston to push back?

  • GOLF 2000 Jun 14, 2008

    Thanx mate i wil try that tom because it late now.

  • GOLF 2000 Jun 15, 2008

    Hi am going to try that later but i just have one more Q to ask when am bleeding it do i bleed it with the car engin on or off just wont to make sure?

  • GOLF 2000 Jun 15, 2008

    Hey man i tryed all that but still didn't work.

  • GOLF 2000 Jun 16, 2008

    How are u doing sorry i have found out the problem i took it over to my mechanic and he told me the front pistons was gone that was y it wasn't bleeding well that they are linking. The reason for that was when i change the front pads i forced the piston in. I think that might be what happen so say for next time i was to change the front and back pads do i just twist the piston clockwise yeah?

  • GOLF 2000 Jun 17, 2008

    thanx mate



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The problem is simple. You can't put the new brake pad because the piston has to be push back with a special tool. You absolutly don't have to bleed your brake at all. Only get this tool at a VW store. This tool looks like a screw driver, and you will use it to back up the piston. When you will push, don't forget to turn underclockewise I think.

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The piston on the back winds in it doesnt just push in like the front depending on whats happening you may have to bleed them aswell if you give me more info i can try to assist you more

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    shane donegan Jun 14, 2008

    you need to wind the piston back in with a pair of multi grips and then make sure your fluid is full yes you need to bleed all 4 starting with the left rear pump the pedal up to 15 times then hold it tight whilst still holding the pedal down release the bleeding nipple then retighten before you release the pedal do this up to 5 times then repeat the process on right rear then again on left front and then right front keep an eye on your fluid level keep it topped up also make sure the fluid cap is on


    the rear caliper im pretty sure it winds in clockwise

    if you have trouble let me know and i will try to help you further

  • shane donegan
    shane donegan Jun 15, 2008


    Its better to do this with your engine running.

    Please let me know how u go, before you give me a rating.

    Thanx shane

  • shane donegan
    shane donegan Jun 16, 2008

    what is the current prob sorry can you fill me in from the start

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    shane donegan Jun 16, 2008

    hi, yep for future reference im sure the front can be pushed back in with a g clamp just so its flush be carefull not to over do it and with the back just wind them back in (clockwise) with a pair of multigrips nice and gentle till they are flush if you do this you shouldnt have to bleed them

    on the positive we learn from our mistakes

    dont hesitate to ask for any future problems that you may encounter




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