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Old 04-30-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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any special tool needed to compress calipers?

do the focus calipers compress with a normal compression tool or do I need the box adapter looking thing to spin the piston?

Thanks guys


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Old 04-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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I always just used a big c clamp
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Tool to compress caliper piston

For front Focus calipers, no special tool is needed to push the piston into the caliper. For Focus rear disc brake calipers, yes you will need a tool to rotate the piston in order to compress the piston into the caliper. Richard Bridgette, Huntersville, NC.
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I tried using one of the square ones at school the other day, it didn't work. None of the dies fit in the piston. Had to use a fancy air powered one that compresses the piston while you spin it against the screw.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:04 PM   #5
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For front Focus calipers, no special tool is needed to push the piston into the caliper. For Focus rear disc brake calipers, yes you will need a tool to rotate the piston in order to compress the piston into the caliper. Richard Bridgette, Huntersville, NC.
Alright thanks. I wanted to make sure before I started. Ill snag one. The "multi" tool should work right? The one that looks like a cube with different sized nubs on it.
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For front Focus calipers, no special tool is needed to push the piston into the caliper. For Focus rear disc brake calipers, yes you will need a tool to rotate the piston in order to compress the piston into the caliper. Richard Bridgette, Huntersville, NC.
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I tried using one of the square ones at school the other day, it didn't work. None of the dies fit in the piston. Had to use a fancy air powered one that compresses the piston while you spin it against the screw.
Thanks for letting us know. I was planning on painting my calipers and I might need to get one of these if I decide to spray paint them and can't get it back on...
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I tried using one of the square ones at school the other day, it didn't work. None of the dies fit in the piston. Had to use a fancy air powered one that compresses the piston while you spin it against the screw.
Ah crap
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do the focus calipers compress with a normal compression tool or do I need the box adapter looking thing to spin the piston?

Thanks guys
Are you changing disc pads? If so, how many miles did you get? Thanks
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I tried using one of the square ones at school the other day, it didn't work. None of the dies fit in the piston. Had to use a fancy air powered one that compresses the piston while you spin it against the screw.
I've also only used a C clamp (and the old brake pad). Will this work?

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You can nix the c-clamp by going to sears and buying a $10 craftsmen caliper tool.
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