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Changing rear brake pads on 2008 Ford Taurus and a threaded rod located within the caliber piston prevents compression of piston back into the caliber.

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You need a special tool for rear pads. The pistons have to be turned in, there is either slots or holes in the piston for the tool to fit in, then just turn the piston clockwise and push a little at the same time.
Just turn them in far enough for the new pads to slide over the rotor.

Posted on Sep 26, 2011

  • Chris Aug 03, 2012

    On my 2008 Taurus SEL the passenger rear piston had to be turned COUNTERCLOCKWISE and the driver side reat piston had to be turned CLOCKWISE. You do have to apply a bit of pressure to get the threads started if they are out quite a bit. I also HIGHLY recommend the $12 little cube tool that fits a variety of caliper pistons as it makes it much easier to apply pressure. Hope this saves someone else some headache! Good Luck.

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