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How do I push the front brake caliper piston in on a 1999 VW jetta new body, with 2.0 engine. Do I need a special tool ?. Thanks

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It is better to use a caliper wind back tool, trying to push back the piston with somekind of lever or something may push the piston back on a slight angle and that runs the risk of making contact with the cylinder wall which is not a good idea.
Piston/Caliper wind back tools are very cheap and available from any good auto store.

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6. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary!
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