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Attempted to fit some new pads to the rear end of my 166TS (2003/2004 model). I couldn't push the piston back for love nor money. A friend suggested that the caliper piston may be of the screw back type.

Anyone done this or know how the piston works?

I have seen a 'special' tool in Halfords (sorry for swearing). It's for the srew back type. It has the wrong type of 'key' for the piston, but I may be able to make modification (bodge). Anyone used a tool like this or can suggest where I can get the correct 'key' from?
 

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yup, you need to screw it back while pushing...much easier if you get the right tool but can be done with pliers and g-clamps if you're patient :D
 

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Cheers!

I think I might get the tool, it's not like it won't get used.

Are the front calipers the same or are they just push straight back?
 

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Ta, I think I have enough info to tackle this now....I just need to work up the enthusiasm to do it on a cold dark night.....
 

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I have always tackled the rear caliper job with a lowly set of molegrips and a bar or brute force - Always worked fine on my Lancias and earlier Alfas but on my 156 SW I ended up ripping the rubber dust covers and making a right ar*e of it!

I seem to have lost my patience for these jobs and I am increasingly finding it less rewarding, easier to drop at specialists! I used to spend every weekend and many nights tinkering with my cars (even when nothing really wrong) - Those were the days! NOW I spend too much time on her talking about doing jobs!
 

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Dougie you need a nice warm cosy garage with a hydraulic lift to work in, instead of a dark, wet, cold driveway, to restore your enthusiasm for DIY!
 
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