To get the pistons to compress on the rear calipers, you need a special caliper service tool. The piston actually "turns back" into the caliper body rather than going strait in, so a C-clamp will not work. It's really simple to do if you have the right tool, which you should be able to get at your local parts store. It has small notches that fit into the face of the piston- you'll see when you go to use it, quite self explanatory. The big chains like O'Reilly, AutoZone and Advance usually carry these to rent or sell.
One time I was a in a jam, and I used a pair of needle nose pliers but I DO NOT recommend doing that!
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Okay, this is the step that says how to REMOVE the cable:
Remove retaining clip from the parking brake rear cable at the disc brake caliper. Release the tension from the parking brake cable and disengage the cable end from the parking brake lever on the brake caliper.
And this is the step that says how to INSTALL the cable:
Connect the end of the parking brake cable to the parking brake lever on the disc brake caliper.
break lug nuts loose
jack up car place stand under car
remove lug nuts and wheel
remove brake caliper
take out pad on outside of caliper
place a brake caliper press on pad next to piston of caliper and compress piston back in caliper
remove press and replace pads
reinstall caliper and wheels set car down
REMBER TO GET IN AND PUMP BRAKE PEDAL A COUPLE TIMES OR YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANY BRAKES WHEN YOU MOVE YOUR CAR!!!!!!
check fluid in master cylinder
take your time
The caliper piston has to be turned clockwise as it is compressed. If not,it will not retract. This will allow the park brake to reset. If you have only pressed the caliper in with a "C" clamp,you may have damaged the mechanism inside the caliper. If this has happened,you will need to replace them.The OTC #206-026 is the tool for turning the caliper back into the bore. I hope this helps,if you need more information,drop me a line. Thanks,Chuck
open the blled valve and try to compress, if it does not compress make sure your emergency barke is not on, if it's not on then compress calipers if it won't compress you may have a sticking caliper,if sticking remove one caliper and push the brake pedal down it should dislodge the stuck brake caliper if not you have a bad master cylinder check valve.
since the new pads are alot thicker than the old ones,the brake needs to be set properly.
something is not right for sure.
the retainer for the park brake cable may be not in the right spot.there is two places it can fit.