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REAR BRAKE REPLACEMENT

I AM DOING THE BRAKS MYSELF AND ATHOUGH I HAVE AN A/A IN AUTO TECH , IVE NEVER DONE REAR BRAKES ON THIS PARTICULAR YEAR AND MAKE CAR ANYWAY... I TRIED TO COLLAPSE THE PISTON IN THE CALIPER BUT IT DOESNT WANT TO RETRACT LIKE IN THE FRONT..THIS IS A 96 GP "GTP" WITH ANTI LOCK AND INEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION. HOW DO I COLLAPSE THE PISTON SO I CAN HAVE ENOUGH ROO TO PUT THE NEW BRAKE PADS ON PLEASE? STEP BY STEP? THANK YOU ... RICH FROM SAN PABLO,CA..94806

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  • gallardooeye Jan 29, 2009

    do i have this right? i need to use needle nose pliers and twist to the right as i push the piston in ?

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    auto parts stores have the right tools

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those calipers in the rear have slots on the piston right. that means you have to turn the pistons in clockwise. sometimes a pair of needle nose pliers put in the slots and turn will work, otherwise there is a rear caliper brake tool to turn those pistons in.

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