Rear brake tool

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Help! -

I'm hav­ing a prob­lem in ob­tain­ing the cor­rect wind-back tool for the rear brake’s hy­draulic pis­ton on my 2008 Ford Fo­cus 1.8 TDCI es­tate. The ve­hi­cle has been pro­fes­sion­ally ser­viced for all its life. Re­cently, I de­cided to change the brake pads front and rear and also the rear discs, which are badly worn. Armed with my trusty Haynes man­ual, I set about the job and had a real tus­sle at the rear, which looked as if it hadn’t been dis­turbed for years.

I have got ev­ery­thing off and fit­ted a new brake disc, but now I’ve found that the so-called uni­ver­sal wind-back tool I bought doesn’t fit this caliper pis­ton. The pin spac­ing for my pis­ton is 20mm and the tool col­let caters for just two size: 32mm and 22mm. I doubt whether there are other col­lets avail­able.

The tool that I have is branded Neil­son and I got it from a car ac­ces­sory shop two years ago. There are lots of these wind-back tools for sale but rarely do they state the pin spac­ings. Do you think its worth risk­ing buy­ing one of these sets which have lots of pieces, in the hope that one will fit my ap­pli­ca­tion? Or do you know of any equip­ment that would def­i­nitely do the job and is rea­son­ably priced? Frank Bai­ley

Ac­cord­ing to the data I have, the Ford part num­ber for the caliper wind-back adapter is 206-085. This tool is in­cluded in the Laser 4511 Brake Caliper Pis­ton Rewind Tool Set which is avail­able for around £30. Oth­er­wise, an adapter which should fit your Neil­son tool is avail­able at the web­site http://bit.

ly/2bknxaq for a cost of €12.29, but I do not have the Neil­son tool spec­i­fi­ca­tion to guar­an­tee this.

The Laser 4511 tool set.

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