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Back brakes kia spectra 2007

Can't get cylinder to depress caliper to fit over new pads

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Hi bead_crafts5,
My name is Dennis and I hope to be of assistance.
I have to assume that you are trying to get the piston to retract into the caliper while trying to put new pads on a disc brake. When the pads are worn down the piston is nearly out of the cylinder of the caliper and when you try to get the piston to go back into the caliper it can **** slightly in the bore of the caliper. Center a "C" clamp in the piston and carefully screw the clamp closed pushing the piston back into the bore. While this is taking place the brake fluid is being forced back int the master cylinder and the going will be slower than you think it should be. Just be aware that you are trying not **** the short stubby piston in it bore as you force it to retract to allow you to put the thicker pads in place.
Glad to be of assistance. Please rate the solution I can learn from your rating.
Thank you

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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    warren Oct 31, 2014

    NO! Dont push it back with a clamp or let fluid out WRONG!!!! It screws in clockwise sometimes when the piston is well out you need to depress the piston as you turn it it has a threaded rod in the centre it screws on to

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NO NO NO Do not ise a c clamp and depress you will damage the threaded rod in the centre of the piston, it screws in clockwise and if it has come out all the way you need to press it in as you turn to get it started on the thread and no need to touch the bleeder nipple it will just wind in . Make sure you wind it all the way in so new pads will fit in

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It takes a special tool to turn the piston bacm into the cylinder, found at most auto parts stores.

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    Gabe Oct 14, 2013

    It takes a special tool to turn the piston bacm into the cylinder, found at most auto parts stores.

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    Gabe Oct 14, 2013

    be sure to line up the notch in the piston to the same spot for the pad to seat in to.

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