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2002 chevy impala ls

Im trying to push the booster back into the caliper with a c clamp but it wont budge. What could be the problem?

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Is this a rear caliper? Because most rear calipers you have to screw them in.

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Sometimes you need to crack the bleeder to release the pressure on the cylinder just a thought and I have had to do that myself on other vehicles before. What you can also try is tapping around the edge of the booster sofly as you apply more pressure to the c clamp it might just shock it free. My opinion also would be to get a new brake booster as if it is seezed you are most likel;y going to have a problem later on down the road and brakes and brake parts are cheap human lives arent good luck

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