97 A6Q rear brakes

Aalok Kacha aalok at uchicago.edu
Sun Aug 18 14:23:44 EDT 2002

There are 2 slots on the piston which allow you to turn the piston clockwise
to retract it. You can buy a tool from Sears or most auto parts stores which
makes it easier. I think it was less than $10. It is made by Lisle and is a
cube which fits different pistons on each side and has holes for a 3/8"
extension bar.


On 8/17/02 1:51 PM, "walian at att.net" <walian at att.net> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I am attempting to replace the brakes on my A6 and
> can't seem to get the piston in the rear calipers to
> push back so I can insert the new pads. I noticed the
> the bently mentions to use a special tool which
> requires turning 2parts. Is this required? Should it be
> like older brakes just open the bleeder screw in the
> back and force the piston back using a tool. ( I have
> drilled and tapped an M10 through one of the old pads
> and then placed the other pad in the to push against
> the piston when I turn the the screw.) This doesn't
> seem to be doing to much, am I just not applying enough
> pressure?
> Thanks
> Frank

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