rear brakes? i've got problems!

02-05-2009, 06:03 PM
:confused: hey is there a special way to compress the rear brake cailpers? They look like they are supposed to be rotated, because there is indentions for a tool. They do nothing when rotated!, i also tried to just squeeze them w/ channel locks, still nothing. So out of time, I grabbed a c-clamp and maybe to much force... it worked but now after its all together it feels like the rears aren't working. This is my first time on a car where the front disc system is completely different than the rear:confused: , I am assuming bad cailper(s) but is it my fault from forcing or were they supposed to do something when i rotated them

fronts went perfectly.

02 a4 quattro v6

I am sick of this car! Nothing is simple to repair on this piece!

02-10-2009, 03:46 PM
Special tool needed. It will screw in the piston. You can try spining the piston and pushing it in at the same time. Welcome to German cars.

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