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I need help With Putting the Piston Back into the Caliper.

I have a 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, I was changing my Rear Brake pads. The piston is suppose to turn back into the Caliper, But I went the wrong way and the Piston Came out. Also there is a spring behind the piston. I'm having trouble with lining my my piston up with the threaded bolt inside the Caliper.. Please I need your Help

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This is the type of job where the guy who is helping you needs to be right there doing it.
Sorry,,you are going to have to ask a mechanically minded neighbor to help you on this one.

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