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I am changing my rear brakes on my 2004 RAM. Is

I am changing my rear brakes on my 2004 RAM. Is there a trick to getting the rotors off, they appear stuck.

Do I also need a tool to push in the caliper pistons, are they screw in or press in??

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Should just need a pair of pliers to push the piston back. Soak the rotors with PB blaster or similar overnight, or if replacing smack the **** out of them.

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