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SOURCE: How do you change rear brake pads on 06 Malibu ?

get a nice pair of snap on water pump pliers and a G clamp .place G clamp on piston and apply slight pressure then turn piston with the water pump pliers ,better getting er indoors to tighten clamp very slowly whilst you support the caliper and wind the piston in at the same time.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: calipers will not go back on

there is a special tool for the rear calipers,it turns and pushes at the same time.If it is on the front,try loosening the bleeder as you push if the caliper goes in and fluid comes out then you will need to replace the rubber brake hose

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: I am unable to push the brake accuator back to its

ALWAYS, open the bleeder valve for each caliper, as you push the caliper piston back into the caliper piston bore.

Attach a small hose to the bleeder valve, and lead the hose into a suitable container for disposal later. (Dispose of properly. Brake fluid can contaminate the ecosystem in which we live. It is poisonous if ingested. Keep away from children and animals)

If you do Not have the bleeder valve open, you will push junk in the old brake fluid, back up into the brake master cylinder reservoir.

When you add fluid, and bleed your brake system, you are putting fresh, clean brake fluid throughout your brake system.

Brake fluid should be changed on a regular basis. Moisture is present in brake fluid, due to moisture, (Water), being present in the air. As air cools down moisture is released. When moisture comes in contact with the metal parts of your brake system it creates corrosion and rust.

The bottom of the brake master cylinder should be wiped clean, before adding fresh brake fluid, with a lint-free cloth. This area collects all the junk, and if not cleaned it will go right back into your brake system.

Use a large C-Clamp if available, or go to your nearest auto parts store for the correct tool. Disc Brake Pad Spreader Tool. This tool is relatively inexpensive. Here is an example of one,

http://www.mytoolstore.com/kd/kdbrak07.html

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I am replacing rear disc pads on a 2004 Chevy

rear calipers pistons have to be turned to compress

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you push the piston back into the caliper

it screws in clockwise. need a tool from auto parts store that goes in the notches in the face of the piston.

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

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How to compress back brake calipers when installing new ones


You open the rear caliper bleeder valve as it is
near impossible to push fluid to the front of car

Then you turn the caliper piston clockwise-to turn
in the parking brake adjuster- as you push the piston
into the caliper bore

Two functions-piston turned in & pushed in

You line up the piston notch to the top-so the
round bump on the inner pad goes down in place

After the caliper & pads are on & before you start the
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pedal-----You ratchet up the lever on park brake at back of caliper

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I removed the rotor and brake pads. but when going to change the pads I can not get the piston to go back far enough to put the new ones in. How do you get the piston to push back in order to put the brake...


You will have to use a c-clamp or brake piston compressing tool to get that piston back in, while you have the brake master cylinder fluid reservoir cap off.

Sep 14, 2011 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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If the brake caliper piston will not go back into the piston bore do it need to be replaced.


try to get it overhauled..because might be it has gone jammed due to dust clottings......else get it replaced due to severe risks of brakes jams

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I replaced front driverside brake pads and the caliper will not fit why ?


If the piston was not compressed completely back into caliper, ( I use a large C-clamp,) then the caliper/brake pads will not fit over the Rotor. Also when you compress the piston back into the caliper be sure the brake fluid resevoir doesn't overflow when the fluid returns during the compression process.

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2006 uplander-how to push the rear brake cilinder back to change the pads ?


On those brake calipers you need to turn the piston as you push the piston in. Of course, there is a tool for doing this. Using a C-clamp or a caliper piston tool, push the piston in, then with the other brake tool, turn the piston clockwise a turn or two, and then repeat with the C-clamp. Spraying the piston and seal with WD-40 will help in turning the piston to collapse it back into the caliper.

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Calipers do not fully release


Make sure that the brake pedal has about 3/4" of free play before it actuates the master cylinder. Remove the front wheels and try to push the pads back into the caliper cylinders a little. This normally takes some effort. When pushed back, try to slide the caliper casting in and out as it normally floats to equalize the braking effort on both sides of the rotor. The pads depend on some lateral movement of the rotor turning to back off the pads as there are no springs to push them back. Make sure the pads are not worn to the extent that the little wear-warning tabs are touching the rotor. Hope this helps!

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All new brake shoes on 97 jeep front callibers still sticking


The problem lays with the Caliper itself and/or the brake hose connected to the Caliper.
However if you replaced the pads, did you also replace the Rotors or have them Turned? The old pads wear the rotor. New pads on old rotors that have not been replaced or turned may end with rubbing or stuck brakes.
A simple way to test whether it's one and/or the other:
1. Remove the Caliper from the rotor, remove the pads. Keep for now the caliper attached to the brake hose.
2. Very slowly push on the brake, exposing more of the piston out of the bore. Not all the way. Usually until the rubber dust seal/boot is fully extended.
3. Check the seal/boot for cracks and tears, and if clean or not. Bad seals may prevent the piston from re-seating.
4. Using a c-clamp and pushing straight in: Try repushing the Caliper Piston back into the Caliper Bore (the cup back into the hole). It should go back in realitively easy.
5. If it doesn't go back in easy: Again slowly pump the brake and re-push the pistons back out to full extended seal/boot (but not the piston out of the bore).
6. Detached the brake hose from the caliper.
7. Again using a c-clamp and pushing straight in: Try again to repush the caliper piston back into the bore without the hose attached. If it goes back-in relatively easy - the caliper is okay...it is the brake hose.
8. If the caliper piston does not go back in easily - Replace the caliper.
9. When Installing the new (reman) caliper, remember to bleed the brakes.
TRY EITHER OR #10 OR #11 BELOW:
After the new Caliper is reattached to hose and has been bled:
10. Again push on the brake petal to fully extend the caliper piston fully (rubber seal/boot fully extended) Again do not push the piston out of the bore! Try pushing the piston back into the bore. If it does not re-seat relatively easy: Replace the brake hose.
11. Another method: After replacing the new caliper back on the rotor: Assumng the entire front end (2WD front wheel drive) or entire vehicle (2WD rear wheel drive) or (4WD all the time) is jacked up off the ground
a. Put the lug nuts back on the rotor.
b. Have helper Start the vehicle and place in Drive. Don't step on gas!
c. Have then let off the brake and then engage the brake.
d. When they let off the brake watch to see if the Rotor is turning or not, if rubbing or not. Or if still sticking.
e. With a new caliper, turned or new rotors, and still a problem? It is the brake hose!
12. Replace the brake hose and try again.

Another method but more expensive:
OR Replace the calipers, brake hoses; bleed and test!

If this helped or not; or if you need additional help or have addtional questions let me know on fixya.com!

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Putting new brake pads on front,removed two bolts but caliper won't come off,will slide around


U will probably have to push the calipre piston into the calapre and little.With a screwdriver put between brake pad and rotor and pull sideways this should push the calipre in far enough

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Brakes on 2003 nissan altima are wearing on one side only. has been repaired repeatedly. After a few thousand miles only one side works other side consquently wears out out fast &then there is a...


Sounds like the caliper on the side that isn't wearing is not working properly. You need to test it to make sure that it is pushing out properly when the brakes are pressed. I can't imagine that it is working correctly. It sounds like the piston isn't moving out and you need to look at replacing that caliper so that your brakes wear evenly and also to make sure you have your full stopping power. Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!

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A SIX INCH C-CLAMP, PURCHASED AT THE AUTO PARTS STORE, IS NEEDED TO PUSH THE PISTON INTO THE CALIPER AS LONG AS IT IS THE FRONT BRAKES THAT YOU ARE WORKING ON. IF YOU ARE REFERRING TO THE REAR BRAKES, THEN THE PISTON MUST BE TURNED COUNTERCLOCKWISE(TO THE LEFT). HOPE THIS HELPS. PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED. THANKS FOR USING FIX-YA. GOOD LUCK

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