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      02-18-2012 09:26 PM #1
      changing out all the rotors and pads today on my mk5 going good till i go to compress my rear calibers both are stuck ,,, any suggestions?

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      02-18-2012 10:07 PM #2
      I think you have to rotate the rears while compressing I changed my front brakes today, but fronts you just compress rears you have to rotate either clockwise or the counter clockwise while you compress, think its clockwise, but maybe someone can give more advice. I have an mkIV, and I know they need to be rotated for sure on those. Not sure about mkV thuough.
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      02-18-2012 10:11 PM #3
      I reread that again, alright so the calipers are still on well I'm not sure haven't done rears before. Sure someone will give some advice. This is one video I saw about the rear brakes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5cWaqmCiT4
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      02-20-2012 05:49 PM #4
      Just about any caliper which also acts as a parking brake will have a power screw inside which will require you to screw the piston in as you press. They make a special tool for this.
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