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How do you depress the brake caliper on 06 s type jaguar

I need to completely depress the brake caliper on my 2006 s type jaguar. I can use needle nose pliers to rotate the pistons but they won't go all the way in. Yes, I am also bleeding the brakes so they it isn't due to brake fluid pressure (as far as I know of)

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C-clamp, and turn it in slowly to avoid damage to brake parts. Take lid of master cylinder is good idea prior, just to help a little.

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As a first course of action, I strongly suggest that you check the brake fluid. If it's not sitting on the right level please do fill it up.

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