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I am changing the front breaks. Caliper problems

Having problems getting the caliper over the new pads...it has a dewell compression....i push in one the other goes out....

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  • spider_tj Jan 25, 2009

    thank you so much that makes sense...i go have at it again

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    dual pistons ?



    Robert

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Hello, I just happen to be doing my breaks too. Open the bleeder port on the caliper and put a flat piece of metal across both pistons and compress them with a C-clamp. When you have them compressed close the bleeder port and remove the clamp and install caliper. You should always compress the caliper piston with the bleeder open especially with ABS brakes. Otherwise you have to reset the ABS. Good luck and remember to add brake fluid.

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