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    Astra 1.8 sri,rear disc brake pad change!

    Hello all,

    my husband has gone to change the rear discs and pads today on my astra mk4 sri 02 plate, problem is when going to return the piston the marks differ from the haynes manual. As you can see in the pics the piston has a faint white lined mark, not a cut out as shown in the manual. Also the caliper does not have a raised mark?

    please could someone tell me the marking points for this piston/caliper?

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    The haynes details the older Bosch calipers, and you have the newer Lucas ones fitted, hence the difference

    Just wind the pistons in fully, and then wind out just enough so until the next cutout in the brake piston is flush with the opening on the brake calliper.

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    Thankyou very much for replying,
    i dont have the correct rewind tool,will i get away with using a g clamp as long as i dont wind it back to far?

    cheers

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    The rear pistons have to be pushed and turned at the same time. Just goto halfords and get teh rewind tool, it's £20.99 but if you reserve it online then you get 10% off.

    I used it on the front calipers, but couldn't get the rear caliper carriers off so I'm letting a garage do that

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    i done mine yesterday, its easy enough with the right tool, halfords told me the tool didnt do vauxhall and that i would have to order an adaptor in, gave it a try and it fits perfectly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recardo View Post
    i done mine yesterday, its easy enough with the right tool, halfords told me the tool didnt do vauxhall and that i would have to order an adaptor in, gave it a try and it fits perfectly
    I found that the tool didn't list Vauxhall but I found that it still fitted and worked perfectly fine

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