Changing rear pads on Vauxhall vivaro,all ok until I try to put new pads in and then replace the calliper .....cannot get the ram to go in so I can place the calliper cleanly over new brake pad assembly.....have tried releasing fluid nipple and pushing ram in but no go......help please
Country: United KingdomMake: VauxhallModel: vivaroYear: 2008Engine: 1995
trying to release bleed nipple so I can depress pad ram
Hello and Welcome to justanswer..You need a special tool to get the piston back into the caliper to enable the fitting of the new pads - Most good car tool / accessory shops will have these or search on line if you have time for that - You are needing a brake piston wind back tool - The tool applies pressure to the piston and you screw the piston in..You may be able to do it with "other" tools - grips , long nose pliers etc sometimes works... the piston must be screwed in though - do not force it, you will damage the brake system inside..Im very pleased to have helped you - Please click the Accept button for me now - Thank You ...and if you do need / wish to get back to me after - you can do so just by coming back to this post and use the Reply button - your reply will then come straight back to me .. and Im always happy to help further.....Kind Rgds to you - MIKE.
Hi, I am a Car/ vehicle technician of 34 years. 29of -running my own repair/diagnostic business.