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Author Topic: Piston wind-back tool when replacing rear brake pads  (Read 562 times)

Offline supercookie

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Piston wind-back tool when replacing rear brake pads
« on: April 23, 2020, 04:27:47 pm »

I notice on eBay you can buy a metal 'cube' tool to be used with a 3/8" drive socket with which to wind-back the caliper piston when fitting new pads. Many piston configurations are shown.
Question ... has anybody used one of these ? More important does it fit the Abarth caliper piston ? Before someone tells me...yes I probably could use pliers, ingenuity or whatever to get around it but since I have a few cars in my household I want it to be multi-purpose & as hassle free as possible. My other cars are a Hyundai & a Toyota.

Advice much appreciated.

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    Offline Hugo L.

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    Re: Piston wind-back tool when replacing rear brake pads
    « Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 03:12:30 pm »
    You can most likely rent a wind-back tool in some car parts stores or get one on Amazon for barely 20£.

    Offline NateM

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    Re: Piston wind-back tool when replacing rear brake pads
    « Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 07:46:16 pm »
    I picked up from Amazon recently and it worked a charm. Always ideal to have the right tool for the job. Good luck!