I am trying to replace the rear brake pads on a 2006 VW tdi. I followed the proper steps in your manual, but was unable to retract the piston. I have a Lisle retracting tool which is now broken due to the force that I used to unsuccessfully press the piston back into the caliper cylinder. What do I try next. The car has 109000 miles and I just noticed that the rear brakes sounded as though they needed attention, which they do indeed as they are definitely worn ( front pads are about 1/2 worn)How do I retract the piston? Thank you.
Unfortunately when rear caliper pistons will not retract they are faulty. They could be frozen just enough where an aftermarket tool may not be strong enough to break the piston free. However, if your tool broke and you do not have access to VW special tool T10165 you will have to replace the rear brake calipers.
Are there 2 different versions your service manual for VW Golf, Jetta, GTI 1999-2005? I ask because I see that one cover has slanted printing below the title, but when I click on the “Printable Info Sheet” then the cover has that same text printed horizontally.
I’m looking for the service manual to a 2006 Golf 1.9L TDI(BEW)and I want to make sure that this book will meet this criteria, as the title doesn’t specifically say that it is for 2006 golfs.