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2008 volkswagen jetta: I am installing rear brakes

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I am installing rear brakes on a 2008 Volkswagon Jetta. I cant get the callapers to collaspe.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  David replied 6 years ago.

The rear caliper requires a special tool that turns the piston as it is compressed into the caliper. This is due to the rear parking brake being part of the caliper. See pictures below






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