Fixing all your keys
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: United Kingdom
County: Tyne and Wear
Re: 156 rear calipers
I`ve just finshed doing all of my brakes and have taken lots of pictures.
I`ll put them all together tomorrow if I can.
In the mean-time, here are two pictures that show how to get the caliper off. Dont try to take the complete unit off the stub axle, just take 'half' of the caliper off. The sliding half. You will need a 13mm and 15mm spanner.
You need to slacken the handbrake although just taking the handbrake off may be enough. No need to take the handbrake cable off the caliper.
Yes, as others have said, you can screw the piston back in with pliers / spanners / calmps / etc but go to Halfrauds and but the tool for £20 (it will fit your car, even though it just says fords etc). It make the job a joy rather than 30 minutes of sweating and swearing - 30 if you are lucky! You will not regret it!