SVT rear caliper help GRRR - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack

Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.
Sponsored By:
Tire Rack


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2009, 09:22 PM   #1
djblackout
Focus Fanatic
 
djblackout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Fan#: 61433
Location: midwest, United States
What I Drive: 02 sonic blue SVTF

Posts: 3,166
FF Reputation: 11 djblackout Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Thumbs down SVT rear caliper help GRRR

Okay, So i bought the tool that looks like a cube. you twist it to the right to turn the caliper piston back in. ive been turning it for the past hour and it just seems to spin and spin. its like 3/4 the way in, and the remaining 1/4 wont go any further.

i tried spinning it the other way to make sure im not retarded, but that was teh wrong way.


am i doing something wrong here?




__________________
02 SVTF
djblackout is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-13-2009, 09:45 PM   #2
Captain Moonpie
Focus "Sleeper"
 
Captain Moonpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Fan#: 41715
Location: Yakima, Wa, WA
What I Drive: 2003 Focus ZX3 deep red

Posts: 1,619
FF Reputation: 13 Captain Moonpie Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Ive never used that tool. I always just grab some giant lock-jaw pliers and squeeze the hell out of the piston against the caliper.
__________________
DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT!!!!
WAY too many performance mods to list. Check profile if you wanna know. And yes, I installed all my mods myself in my garage. No special tools.

GET NITROUS PEOPLE!!
Captain Moonpie is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2009, 10:04 PM   #3
djblackout
Focus Fanatic
 
djblackout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Fan#: 61433
Location: midwest, United States
What I Drive: 02 sonic blue SVTF

Posts: 3,166
FF Reputation: 11 djblackout Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
you are not supposed to clamp it. the piston screws in. I have an SVT
__________________
02 SVTF
djblackout is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2009, 10:35 PM   #4
warneej
BodyKits=PantiesDrop
 
warneej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Fan#: 20372
Location: Bradenton, FL
What I Drive: 04 ZX3 D23E-10SES Sedan-12 Ti Hatch

Posts: 13,167
FF Reputation: 200 warneej Excellent Standing Member warneej Excellent Standing Member warneej Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
I had to push REALLY hard while turning it a few times to get it to go back in. I just used some channel lock pliers but only because I didn't have the cube but I had the caliper off the car and clamped in a vice. Also, my brake hose was disconnected so the fluid had a place to go. Try opening your bleeder valve if its on the car or unscrewing the hose if its off.
__________________
Disciple of the "Push harder, suck less" school of autocross.

173.4whp
gump
crew #6
warneej is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2009, 11:18 PM   #5
djblackout
Focus Fanatic
 
djblackout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Fan#: 61433
Location: midwest, United States
What I Drive: 02 sonic blue SVTF

Posts: 3,166
FF Reputation: 11 djblackout Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
bump
__________________
02 SVTF
djblackout is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 01:13 AM   #6
djblackout
Focus Fanatic
 
djblackout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Fan#: 61433
Location: midwest, United States
What I Drive: 02 sonic blue SVTF

Posts: 3,166
FF Reputation: 11 djblackout Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
still wont go in enough for me to be able to put the pads on.

i bought the pads MKD886 from autozone. im pretty sure they are right
__________________
02 SVTF
djblackout is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 02:30 AM   #7
wsigo
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Fan#: 57221
Location: Clearfield, UT
What I Drive: 2002 Toreador Red SE Sedan

Posts: 459
FF Reputation: 5 wsigo Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Use the cube, as you have been. Apply pressure while turning, just as you have been.

Don't use clamps on these calipers.

Don't disconnect brake lines or unscrew bleeder valves.

DO take the cap off the master cylinder. That should relieve any pressure building up through the lines.

Go slow- as not to spurt brake fluid out of the master cylinder. FYI- brake fluid is both flammable, and a paint killer.
wsigo is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 04:33 AM   #8
djblackout
Focus Fanatic
 
djblackout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Fan#: 61433
Location: midwest, United States
What I Drive: 02 sonic blue SVTF

Posts: 3,166
FF Reputation: 11 djblackout Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
ok so i got both rear brakes done, but the boot of the piston on the left rear seems to have a slit, and slightly drips.

took the car for a spin and the brake pedal sinks low. i can slam on the brakes and i dont come to a screeching stop. can i replace the piston? or do i have to get a whole new caliper?

and should i take it to get it done, or is it pretty easy to bleed the system? I have a one man bleeder system, but had a bad experience with my civic.

i think what may have happened is when i turned it to the left, to see if it would work i must have raised it too high and let some air in, should i just try and bleed the system first>?
__________________
02 SVTF
djblackout is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 11:53 AM   #9
racer1735
Focus Enthusiast
 
racer1735's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Fan#: 13782
Location: Canyon, TX
What I Drive: 2004 Sonic Blue SVT

Posts: 289
FF Reputation: 5 racer1735 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
A one-man bleeder will do the majority of the process (I have several different varieties), but to get a really FIRM pedal, it takes two people, one to work the pedal and one to work each bleeder valve.
__________________
When you've run out of mods, it's time to get something new.
racer1735 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 12:08 PM   #10
tukaniSVT
FF PHOTOG ENTHUSIAST
 
tukaniSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 5521
Location: SW Houston, TX
What I Drive: 2003 SVT Focus 2009 BMW 335i

Posts: 14,969
FF Reputation: 34 tukaniSVT Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I did a tutorial on this.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=204230

But yeah when bleeding your brakes I agree with Racer1735 that you'll have better luck with 2 people than yourself.

Good Luck with this all.

-Ray-
__________________
Hatch Nation Member: #147

R.I.P - FELLOW FF MEMBER, IZZY, BLK2k3GTS, will always be remembered. We will compete on a different course again one day.
tukaniSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How To - Extensive Suspension Overhaul (Front and Rear) SuperFlea Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis 71 06-26-2014 10:58 PM
svt rear caliper installtion help wakewil Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack 7 12-15-2008 12:42 PM
The Ford Focus - General History and Information S2 Ford Focus & General Car Chat 1 11-14-2008 02:04 PM
SVT Left Rear Caliper PLRX Archive 1 01-16-2008 10:32 AM
Wtb: Rear Svt Caliper Mounting Bolts Help realitychck122 Archive 1 11-21-2007 04:05 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.