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You must push in very hard as well as turning the piston with a special tool. This tool is available at any local parts store. It looks like a cube with little protrusions on it. this is what goes into the piston to turn it. But you must use some good force to push in as well as turning it. Just lube it up good sometimes the rubber boot sticks to piston. once it is all the way in then you can install the brake pads.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

  • Chuck Mar 03, 2009

    oh turn it clockwise.....

  • Chuck Mar 04, 2009

    did you solve it?



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