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1999 honda civic si

How do you compress the caliper on rear tried c/clamp

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You need to compress and turn the piston at the same time for it to work.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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    steven martin Apr 13, 2009

    There is a special brake piston compresser tool available but you can use a screwdriver on the slot of the piston. 

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