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CANT GET THE PISTON TO RETRACT ON THE CALIPER

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With rear brakes the caliper piston must screwed in. It usually has a parking brake mechanism that has to screw out as the pad wears down. When you install a new fat pad, the piston won't retract with normal pressure of a clamp but must be screwed back in on the parking brake screw. This can be done with a long nose pliers but tools are made just for the purpose. I hope this helps.

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Without the Proper Tool Its A Little more Difficult to Retract Caliper Piston I Have Found that CHANNEL-LOCKS Work well with this ,Turn It Clockwise Be Careful not to Damage the Rubber Dust Boot And After Install of Pads and Caliper Pump Brakes 5-10 Times & Actuate the Park Brake 3-5 Times-> This Settles the Pads To there Proper Clearance .

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: ford fivehundredright rear brake caliper wont retract

Is this the ratcheting style caliper? If so, you really should be using the proper tool to turn these style calipers back into their bore, and both calipers should turn clockwise to retract them back in. Also, if the piston was too far out you may have a hard time getting it to go back in. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: 2006 Mustang rear break caliper piston will not compress

Hi Alberts73,
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

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