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Old 04-30-2013, 06:56 PM   #11
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I don't think so. The piston has to turn while it is being compressed. I believe it is called a combination caliper. The piston is pushed out and drawn back in by an acme screw; either the piston or the screw is turning. In our case, the focus rear calipers most likely turn the piston on a fixed thread as there are no locating tabs on the interior rear brake pads.

In short, no, a clamp and pad won't work. You need to be able to turn the piston on the screw while compressing it.

EDIT:: Praton - I just clicked on your link... Sorry for not doing that first! Yes, that is exactly what you need! Just make sure the dies that come with it will fit the focus pistons. We tried that exact same one, and it didn't have the correct die. Could very well have just gone missing though... Anyhow, we switched to a new air powered one that was pretty cool and set that piston back real quick.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:22 PM   #12
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Actually I think so. Craftsman caliper for the front and what others said for the rear. Using that crappy autozone tool for the rears is a joke. It's actually called an integrated caliper.
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I've also only used a C clamp (and the old brake pad). Will this work?

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=298604_0_0_
NICE! I wonder if they rent that
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NICE! I wonder if they rent that
Yes, they do. I rented it once for the rear calipers on my Audi. Worked like a charm. Make sure you check to see if all the fittings are present before you walk out of the store with it.
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Yes, they do. I rented it once for the rear calipers on my Audi. Worked like a charm. Make sure you check to see if all the fittings are present before you walk out of the store with it.
Thanks! I appreciate the info.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:44 PM   #16
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If the rear disc pistons have to spin in, you can break calipers and c-clamps all day long. I used to rip people who insisted on buying c-clamps to use on rears and then brought them back one hour later broken in two and claiming they were bad parts. Guess what, they didn't get a refund there. Stupidity has a cost.
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You can buy the rear caliper tool from harber freight for like $40. The only down side to rental tools is people treat them like rental tools.
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You can buy the rear caliper tool from harber freight for like $40. The only down side to rental tools is people treat them like rental tools.
If someone buys from them, don't forget the 20% off coupon that can be found in most car magazines.


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If you've used a renter tool from O'Reilly and liked the way it works, you can go back and specify you don't want the beat up renter, you want to buy a new version of it and they will be happy to do so at same price.
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:10 PM   #20
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used a bigger piston compressor , the rubber things got a little distored and out of place, it's normal? didn't damage anything right https://i.imgur.com/63wNAtY.jpg

5,10 min after that I depressed brake pedal, and the rubber thing looks normal after the piston is out.

Got this tool set, don't think they have the proper size for the FoST front brakes. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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