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Changing rotors and breaks

I have new rotors, break pads and calipers for my 1998 ford expedition. I'm having trouble getting the caliper back on. It' almost seems like the pads are too thick. Double checked the parts are correct. Any advice would be helpful.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    have u depressed the caliper pistons with a flat pry bar?

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To depress the pistons insert a large flat screw driver through the opening in the caliper, put the screw driver between the pad and the rotor, this may take a few try's, use a hammer if necessary, since u are changing rotors, once u get the large screwdriver or flat pry bar in between the inboard pad and the inside rotor pull outward, this will slowly push in the caliper hydraulic piston back and allow removal of the caliper.

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When you replace the pads you have to retract the pistons into the bore. As the pads wear they stay extended from the brake caliper. The new thinkness of the pads will not allow the pads the slip over the rotors until you retract the pistons. Your pistons may be the type that have to be turned back into the bore.Good luck.

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