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Retracting the piston in the rear disc brake

2005 pontiac aztek, how do i retract the piston in the caliper

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You need a C-clamp to do it! use a 1" thick block of wood between the piston and the clamp and retract it back. if there are two pistons MAKE SURE BOTH OF THE PISTONS RETRACT AT THE SAME TIME. AND BE SURE THAT THEY DO NOT GO IN ON AN ANGLE.

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