97 A6Q rear brakes

Michael Riebs / Audi V8 AudiV8 at 1stchoicegranite.com
Mon Aug 19 12:15:19 EDT 2002

The piston needs to be screwed back in. As you turn it, it moves back.
There's a universal tool you can buy, that fits all car makes. Basically
what you need is something that fits into the little notches in the
cylinder, that you can use to turn it back with. The notches are there for
gripping purposes.

Michael L. Riebs
Grand Rapids, Michigan

'90 V8Q
'98 A6QA


----- Original Message -----
From: <walian at att.net>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2002 2:51 PM
Subject: 97 A6Q rear brakes

> 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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