Question about 2006 Ford Five Hundred
While attempting to replace the pads and rotors on a 2006 Ford Five Hundred with anti-lock brakes, I encountered a problem where the disc were worn to the metal and impossible to remove from the rotor. The opposite side(rear) discs although worn were not down to the metal. I finally was able to pry off the discs/caliper from the rotor. At this point I was unable to spin the caliper piston back into the caliper. I have not disassembled the other side yet to be sure when I replace the caliper, things go back together correctly. My question is, "When I ultimately remove the other caliper/disc assembly from the rotor am I likely to encounter the same problem of removing the caliper/discs from the rotor. On an older Chrysler, I know I am able to compress the caliper piston with a C-clamp, but not so on this Ford. I realize the Ford piston has to be turned to retract it back into the caliper. Does the Ford system retract the cylinder more than the Chrysler system when releasing the brake pedal enabling one to remove the disc/caliper assembly easily from the rotor under normal circumstances?"
Hi its rare the pads stick to the rotor but obviously this one was welded metal to metal so if the other sides not down to the metal you won,t have the same problem now getting the piston back into the caliper if you don,t have the tool its going to be fiddling but you need to get some pressure on the piston as to shove it back in not to much as you have stated it has to be screwed back in once a pressure has been applied [could try using you c-clamp ] then the slots in the piston insert something that will turn the piston it will locate and start to screw back your going to need pateince as it is fiddling with the correct tool you may need a few attemps but the other side should not be as bad as the piston has not gone past the point of return take your time and check for leaks when you have them all assembled yates210456
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
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