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Old 02-19-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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How do you compress rear caliper piston

I have my car apart right now and need this info as quick as possible. It's getting dark. I tried a c clamp and it actually broke the c clamp. I've tried searching the how- to's and came up with nothing. I really don't have several hours to search around for the answer. Any help is appreciated. I'm putting on new pads and rotors btw. I've never had this hard of a time before. Not even on drum brakes.


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Old 02-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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Rear caliper pistons usually don't compress they spin out like a screw. I just did my brakes the other day and I rented a brake caliper tool kit from Autozone and it made life easy. You could also get one of those rear caliper tools that look like a cube, but they really suck.
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Thank you for quick response. Headed to Autozone.
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Autozone closed at 6:( Luckily O'Reilly's was open until 7 and had the tool. I finally got it done. What a pita. Now I'm going to break in the pads.
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Yea ford uses that style piston in a bunch of there vehicles. Idk what the advantage is as opposed to a straight push in and out.


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The rears are like that for the parking brake, most cars I've worked on are like that.
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yeah its alot better than having like almost a drum brake inside the rotor that the linings fall off of because they are glued and they make life a bitch to get the rotors off to fix
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