February 20, 2011, 1:48 pm
[quote name='geordie0962' timestamp='1298227938' post='115075']
hi everyone i am a newbie to this forum.
I have a 2009 mondeo 2ltr petrol. I have been told that i need to purchase a brake wind back piston tool. This will assist me greatly in changing the brake pads when the time comes. could anyone tell me if this is correct or can the pistin just be pushed back with a g clamp type tool?.
yep in an ideal woorld then you will need the wind back tool, as this will increase the gap for your new pads. ulike older style pistons where you could just push them back in, these have to be turned to screw them back in. however in my ideal world i use a large 'g' clamp to gently load the piston and i use a plumbers pliers, (large jaws) to carefully turn the piston clockwise in. you must use extreme care whilst doing this, as you can tear the seal/gaiter that surrounds the piston head. if you can get hold of a piston tool easily and cheaply, then i would go with the correct gear as a recon brake cylinder could cost you a lot more than the piston tool." you pays ya money or takes your chance". good luck anyway