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Old 25-04-15, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default 207 rear brake piston won't push in

Having replaced the rear brake pads on my 207, I'm using a (homemade) device to twist and push the piston back into the cylinder(?) but it will only go in so far - not far enough. Any thoughts would be appreciated please.

Also when I ease off the pressure the piston comes back out so I don't see how pushing it any further will work anyway.

I'm wondering whether I should actually be turning it all anticlockwise, rather than clockwise, so maybe it's only going so far to take up some sort of slack. It's the left hand wheel as you look at the rear of the car.

Help please. Currently up on jack and blocks so I can't even limp it along to a friendly garage.

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Old 25-04-15, 07:58 PM   #2
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Have you taken off the cap for the brake fluid reservoir? If not this may be why the piston is coming back out
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Old 25-04-15, 09:26 PM   #3
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Depending on your system, one side is turned anticlockwise, the other clockwise, this could be your issue. If correct rotation then as above post.

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Yes, the cap is off. I'll try again in the morning. Thanks.
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I clamp the flexible pipe and slightly crack the bleed nipple to get the pistons back
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Sometimes the rubber binds between the piston and the bore, a bit of silicone spray can free it up. If it's being a right pain sometimes i find it easier to remove the calliper from the car and put it in a vice. Free it up and check it isn't binding before re installation.
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Still failing, so I'm hoping anti-clockwise/clockwise is the issue. Unable to find an anti-clockwise rewind tool at Halfords, Screwfix, etc. today, so will visit friendly local garage tomorrow and see what I can borrow.
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Still failing, so I'm hoping anti-clockwise/clockwise is the issue. Unable to find an anti-clockwise rewind tool at Halfords, Screwfix, etc. today, so will visit friendly local garage tomorrow and see what I can borrow.
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not done a rear peugeot ...yet, but on the fords i put one bolt back in the calliper and wedge the other side with a block of wood, this makes a stable unit to give you enough umphh to push and turn at the same time.
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Old 27-04-15, 09:09 AM   #10
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When i did daughters 207 the pistons where very tight to wind back. I used red rubber grease on the pistons and needed a proper tool to wind them back (Both sides where clockwise to wind in).
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