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fluricambi
07-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Ok, tried to push rear caliper pistons back in as shown in upgrade video on YouTube and also tried turning pistons in. Piston turns but doesnt seem to go back.m Help! Disappointed in rear brake wear, pads GONE in 50k.

Fiat500USA
07-21-2014, 10:20 PM
Ok, tried to push rear caliper pistons back in as shown in upgrade video on YouTube and also tried turning pistons in. Piston turns but doesnt seem to go back.m Help! Disappointed in rear brake wear, pads GONE in 50k.

Go down to an Autozone and get one of their loaner rear brake caliper tools. It pushes it in while turning. You can buy one online for like $30. Fiat's used this design since the mid 60s and most others use it too now. I don't know, 50K on pads doesn't sound too bad to me.

http://richtoolsystems.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=107&products_id=610

http://richtoolsystems.com/bmz_cache/2/2c4d5ec168018bb5c75eda76ec22691e.image.225x225.jpg

msjulie33
07-21-2014, 10:23 PM
Go down to an Autozone and get one of their loaner rear brake caliper tools. It pushes it in while turning. You can buy one online for like $30. Fiat's used this design since the mid 60s and most others use it too now. I don't know, 50K on pads doesn't sound too bad to me.

http://richtoolsystems.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=107&products_id=610

http://richtoolsystems.com/bmz_cache/2/2c4d5ec168018bb5c75eda76ec22691e.image.225x225.jpg


What he said - tools like that invaluable, I've got one similar. 50k also not too big a deal to me either, depends on driving habits.

Felnus
07-21-2014, 11:25 PM
It helps if the cap is loose on the brake fluid reservoir. Be careful not to overflow it though.

fluricambi
07-22-2014, 05:32 AM
Thank you for your help. Just a different style than older Spider and X rear calipers I guess. Had that tool but certainly does not fit newer style.
Just seemed that 50k was a little short for rear wear when frts are still at 50%.

msjulie33
07-22-2014, 08:54 AM
Thank you for your help. Just a different style than older Spider and X rear calipers I guess. Had that tool but certainly does not fit newer style.
Just seemed that 50k was a little short for rear wear when frts are still at 50%.

All about brake bias, weight, etc, same with our previous VW Jetta and that of some friends - on the nose 50k replacement and fronts looked 60% or better remaining. You could check to make sure no parking brake hang up just in case; have to say I've not had a Fiat for that many miles so can't speak directly to the rear brake pad wear. But I do know the pads are inexpensive enough (I've changed all mine to a supposedly less dusty formula)