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After removing the caliper from it's mount, and If you are sure the piston is not frozen (rusted) in place, Try a very large C clamp. You should be able to compress the pistons with very little force. If not, you may need new or rebuilt calipers. Check online for more ideas by searching for Mazda rear brake repairs, you'll be surprised how much info may be out there.

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You take the bolt from behind the cylinder and then you should see a 4mm allen key head. turn it and push cylinder in. take the bleeder valve off to relieve any pressure also and while screwing with an allen key its important to know that it is leftr hand thread. :)

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SOURCE: how do i fix the rear brakes on my mazda 3. i fail

in order to do that you must have the brake fluid cap removed to release pressure.then use a c-clamp to push in the piston

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How to replace front brake pads

  1. Remove 2/3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Mark (index) the relationship of the wheel to the hub.
  4. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Install 2 wheel nuts in order to retain the rotor.
  5. In order to push the piston into the caliper bore and provide clearance between the pads and the rotor, complete the following steps:
5.1. Install a large C-clamp (2) over the top of the caliper housing (1) and against the back of the outboard pad. 5.2. Slowly tighten the C-clamp (2) until the piston pushes into the caliper bore enough to slide the caliper (1) off the rotor. 81007416

  1. Remove the caliper bolts (2).

  1. Remove the caliper (2) from the rotor and caliper bracket. Suspend the caliper from the strut using a wire hook (1).

  1. Remove the pads (2, 3) from the caliper bracket (5).
  2. Remove the 2 retainers (1) from the caliper bracket (5).

  1. Inspect the following parts for cuts, tears, or deterioration. Replace any damaged parts:
    • The bolt boots (1)
    • The piston boot (7)
  1. Inspect the caliper bolts for corrosion or damage. Use new parts, including bushings, when installing the caliper if any corrosion is found. Do not attempt to polish away corrosion.

IMPORTANT: Before installing new brake pads, wipe the outside surface of the caliper boot clean. Use denatured alcohol.


  1. Bottom the piston into the caliper bore. If installing new brake pads, use a C-clamp (2) in order to clamp the piston at the same time. Use a metal plate or wooden block across the face of the piston. Do not damage the piston or the caliper boot.

IMPORTANT: Lift the inner-edge caliper boot next to the piston. Press out any trapped air. The boot must lay flat below the level of the piston face.

  1. Install the 2 retainers to the caliper bracket.

IMPORTANT: The wear sensor is on the inside pad. The sensor is positioned at the leading edge (upward) of the pad during forward wheel rotation.

  1. Install the pads (5) to the caliper bracket (3).
NOTICE: Use care to avoid damaging pin boot when rotating caliper.

  1. Install the caliper (2) to the bracket (3).
NOTICE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

  1. Install the caliper bolts (1).
    • Tighten the caliper bolts to 31 Nm (23 ft. lbs.) .
  1. Remove the wheel nuts securing the rotor to the hub.
  2. Install the tire and wheel assemblies. Align the index marks on the wheel and the hub.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4. Fill the master cylinder to the proper level with clean brake fluid.
  5. Apply approximately 778 N (175 lbs.) of force to the brake pedal 3 times in order to seat the pads.
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2006 Kia Spectra 5 rear brake disc replacement

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2006 Kia Spectra 5 rear brake disc replacement

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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 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.
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!

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