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    Default Xantia Front Brake Calipers

    Brains trust. Best I could find on workshop manuals was C5 which appears to have much same set up as Xantia.

    Issue - did the right thing and bought a brake piston retraction tool and buggered if I can get the piston back in to accommodate new calipers. Have depressurised the hydraulic system. Even loosened the brake feed hose a bit.

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    Am I missing something here?

    The piston rubber boot is knackered on the outer side and am wondering if there could be a bit of rubber floating around inside there?
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    A brake piston retraction tool? On the Xantia and BX you have to screw the piston back into the calliper to fit new pads
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    They screw in clockwise.
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    The ideal tool is a square section rod that fits into the groove on the piston. I don't have the ideal tool but find a flat screwdriver does the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    They screw in clockwise.
    Hi
    On the C5 front brake pistons one screws clockwise(left I think), the opposite one screws anti-clockwise. I had to tap it a bit as I screwed to get it to move in ! Two person job !!
    If you have the caliper hanging on the bottom screw/pin and folded out, the direction of screwing holds the caliper in the folded out position so it will stay there OK while you do it.(C5)
    The boot rubber may be jammed between the piston and the cylinder but cannot get "Ônside".
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    Thanks for the input everyone. All solved. They screwed in clockwise. New brake pads make an incredible difference. ABS light on the dash was glowing for a bit but has since sorted itself.
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    '69 ID19B - if wasn't for mortgage would still have, '74 DS23 Pallas
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    Glad to hear it's all resolved
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