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I'm using a C-clamp but it is extremely difficult. Never had this problem on another car or truck.
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One more thing some rear brakes pistons need to be spun, turned in, twisted i believe clockwise. good luck!
Posted on Jan 20, 2013
This original post was for 2011 Ford Flex. However, I notice the reply is from 2006 Kia Spectra 5 (one of the replies). Is this the way to compress the piston on a Ford Flex???
Posted on Mar 02, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
In the back the caliper pistons actually have to be turned... you can either do it with something that can fit in the two v-shaped notches, or you can buy a tool from Autozone, etc. that will fit on a 3/8" drive ratchet to turn the piston back in.
I did this myself for the first time about 4 weeks ago. Confused me until I asked an Autozone employee.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
you need a special tool avalable at most parts stores. its a disc brake piston turning tool. you have to rotate piston clockwise while pushing in on piston. you can fabricate something that enguages the slots and push and turn till all the way in.make sure to note position of slots and put them in same place as was before or the pin on the pads wont enguage the slot
Posted on May 11, 2010
Use a caliper wind back tool which rotates the piston at the same time as pushing it back. Release the bleed screw to assist the wind back. If you use a brake hose clamp on the brake hose this will reduce the need to bleed the system.
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
The caliper piston has to be turned clockwise as it is compressed. If not,it will not retract. This will allow the park brake to reset. If you have only pressed the caliper in with a "C" clamp,you may have damaged the mechanism inside the caliper. If this has happened,you will need to replace them.The OTC #206-026 is the tool for turning the caliper back into the bore. I hope this helps,if you need more information,drop me a line. Thanks,Chuck
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
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