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When you say turn them back in what exactly do you mean?

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On some calipers the piston is threaded and you twist them topush them back in. I have never seen them on a GM product though (just honda but I could be wrong) The calipers probably need to be replaced anyway if it is difficult to put the piston back in. you should also open the bleeder valve so that you do not blow the o rings and seals

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