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Old 08-10-2011, 11:30 PM   #15
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It looks like the piston is hyper-extended. Did someone possibly step on the brake once caliper was off the rotor? If the piston has come out, you'd have trouble.

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Old 08-10-2011, 11:55 PM   #16
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The tool can't rotate the piston at all. And yeah I think it may be seized.
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Thanks for the advice. It's getting towed to my mechanic tomorrow morning.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:45 AM   #18
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As a last ditch effort I would use a channel lock to pinch off the brake line, disconnect it from the caliper and remove any park brake cables, and with the caliper now free of the car, put it in a vise and try to turn the piston back in, there would be no pressure to resist it going into place, even if the piston came out too far you should be able to move it in. If no luck you should be able to take the caliper to brake shop and avoid having to tow the car. I have had this happen on one of my Mustangs (very simular caliper) and just having the caliper off the car made it easy to work on. When you reinstall the caliper and brake line then remove the channel lock and then just bleed out that caliper. Some times there is a rubber o-ring on the piston and if it comes out too far the the o-ring will come out of the groove and keep the piston from going back in, also the seal/boot can come out of its groove and be the cause for the piston not wanting to reset. Good luck and just go slow and it will work out, or in as it may do.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:11 AM   #19
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The wind in tool I was refering tool actually screws the piston in. The piston will come oou nice and smoothly but is required to be screwed in to retract it. the tool you used in the picture is for the front calipers. I would try to give this a go before having it towed.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:35 AM   #20
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The tool in the picture is correct for the rear.
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Thank gawd for AAA.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:25 PM   #22
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The tool in the picture is correct for the rear.

As a Volkswagen technician I can confirm that, that is the correct tool.
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