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I have a 2002 Bonneville and I can not get the rear caliper

To compress. I usually use a C clap to squeeze the the caliper but it will not return.

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  • arniejensen Feb 22, 2009

    I am sorry It is the rear

  • arniejensen Feb 24, 2009

    The comment posted Feb 23 2009 was exactly what I need to do. You can get a tool for this at NAPA for around $14.00, which worked perfect. I did respond to steveepb. Rear calipers. The first thing you should have asked is Does the caliper have the emergency brake attached to it. Before I received your answer I puchased a new caliper. I did not feel this still was right so I called some poeple and received the proper information. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

  • Steven Brock May 11, 2010

    you can't get the caliper to squeeze in? Is this on the front or rear brakes?

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If it is the Caliper that Will NOT RETURN it Needs to be Replaced Although it May have Worked Ok it Has Damage inside and willEventualy Fail as In LOCK the wheel.

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  • Ronnie Wilson Feb 23, 2009

    REAR Calipers Require a Special Tool Or You Must Use Channel Lock Pliers to TURN THE PISTON CLOCKWISE Im sorry you did not Spesifie at first it was the Rear

  • Ronnie Wilson Mar 30, 2009

    I am Very SORRY for Misinforming you, I truely MISRED your Problem & Did not Even SEE that it was the REAR Caliper you were working with I am A Mech/Tech of 30 Years and Do KNOW THE PROCEDURE for Rear Calipers.... IN fact the shortcut to BUYING The SPECIAL TOOL is TO USE CHANNELOCKS to turn the Piston. AGAIN PLEASE EXEPT MY APOLIGY I see you bought a new caliper and feel BAD About that, you went through all them changes just Because oj MY Not Reading EVERY WORD SO SORRY

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