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Audi a8l 2004 rear brake pads!!

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Old 07-17-2009, 09:25 PM
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ok so i have an audi a8 with 80,000 miles rear brake pads were gone so i took the caliper off and couldnt compress them so i went online and it said to use vagcom so i do that but first i enabled the brakes than disable them with the switch to find out the capiper is sticking out all the way i cant get it back in help what do i do the car is sitting in the driveway all apart cant move it or anything!
 
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:10 AM
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Yes you need a vag com, the parking brake is electronic, so it has to be electronically retracted.
 
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:24 AM
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the promblem is i took the caliper off and extended it and the piston came out
 
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:10 AM
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LOL, good luck getting that back in...... Seriously, that was a bad mistake, its close to impossible to get those back in on an A8. If you can't get it back in, you may have to buy a new caliper assembly.
 
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:03 PM
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Got it back in and works great
 
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:55 PM
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You lucked out there, glad you got it back in.
 
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Heh.. I've done that before, sucks
 
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:41 PM
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yeah not fun at all!
 
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