Question about 1999 Buick Park Avenue
Hi! I need to compress the rear brake calipers to change the brake pads. Do I need a special tool? I tried a C clamp. No luck there.
The pistons on the rear brake calipers SCREW in to the caliper. There are notches on the inner edge of the piston face. engage the notches with a large needle nose plier or a large flat washer and turn clockwise (as you face the piston) to turn the piston in.
There is a special tool that is available at your local autoparts store that is absolutely necessary and will save you a ton of time and aggravation. Using a needle nose plier or washer does not allow you to apply enough pressure unless your are the incredible hulk.
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
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