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What tool do you need to remove front brake calipers on a 2002 VW Jetta?


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Answered 2008-06-27 03:57:16

You need a tool that can compress the piston at the same time you can rotate the caliper clockwise. Or you can use a clamp and a screwdriver to gently compress the piston.


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