Question about 2006 Chevrolet HHR
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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,
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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