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Just put new pads on the rear. turned the piston all the way down in the caliper as usually put in the new pads , placed the caliper back on greased the slides.. hand pumped the brake pedal for ***** and grins (something my dad always told me to do when testing brakes) drove a mile down the road and smoke and the god awful smell had started a lil before i got to the redlight but when i came to a complete stop smoke just boiled out from that wheel ???? ive changed thousand of brakes before and havent came across this til now HELP!!!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Rear Brake Caliper
Most auto parts stores have a little cube that fits on a 3/8 ratchet wrench. use this cube to screw in your caliper. it has various nibs on it to fit a number of brake calipers. costs about 10 bucks. screw it in clockwise until its almost flush to the caliper housing...if you screw it in too far...the boot will pop over the piston and you will have a bigger mess. sometimes a screwdriver can be used to turn it but i prefer not to bleed. lastly make sure the grooves on the brake caliper piston is horizontal as to allow the caliper to slip over any "Nibs" on the new pads that are for alignment purposes.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Use a caliper wind back tool which rotates the piston at the same time as pushing it back. Release the bleed screw to assist the wind back. If you use a brake hose clamp on the brake hose this will reduce the need to bleed the system.
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
use a pair of pliers.put each side of the jaws of the pliers in one of the V-grooves of the piston and turn clockwise whle pushing it in
Posted on Nov 04, 2009
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