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    Anyone use a tool for the rear brake calipers!

    I have done my front pads and discs a few weeks ago, just wondered whether people have used one of them winding tools on the rears as mine really need doing now and hoping to do them this saturday!

    Also if you are in the south east and dont mind me borrowing this tool, to save me from buying one, this would be greatly appreicated!
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    Halfords rewind tool.

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    looks like i will be purchasing one of those badboys on wednesday when i get paid as i am cleared out tomorrow as having the exhaust done! Woop WOOP!
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    I just used a pair of long nosed pliers, didn't take long at all
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    went to halfords and looked at their caliper rewind tool but didnt state they were for vauxhall on the back, the only other one they do is the reverse rewind tool, but no halfords seem to have them in stock!

    can anyone shed any light on whether the normal ones will work?
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    I dont think i will matter if it doesnt say vauxhall on the back mate,

    I use two crowbars facing away from eachother and lever them off one another.
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    any tips on how to do the rear discs or a little how to?
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    i used a large clamp to apply pressure inwards, the twisted it using long nose pliers and kept tightenng the clamp as it moved in took about 2 mins..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeharvey63 View Post
    any tips on how to do the rear discs or a little how to?
    Did a short guide on changing pads.
    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...ight=rear+pads

    Discs just need the two bolts on carrier removed, take carrier off. Remove disc retaining screw and pull off the disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toms1989 View Post
    I just used a pair of long nosed pliers, didn't take long at all
    Quote Originally Posted by paul.mitchell1984 View Post
    i used a large clamp to apply pressure inwards, the twisted it using long nose pliers and kept tightenng the clamp as it moved in took about 2 mins..
    exactly what I've done several times in the past
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