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How to retract/compress rear disc brake caliper piston on 2006 ford 500? Do you apply slight pressure in and rotate clockwise or what? I am replacing the pads and of course the new ones are too thick, I am not against buying a tool to accomplish this, however I'm not sure of how to do this, or the basic operation of this design. I would appreciate your advice, as the wife needs car monday, 4-20-09. Thank you, Doug

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Thers a special tool called an ice cube , place it on the piston push and roate at the same time,there is a arrow on the calliper for direction to turn,you may have to crack open bleeder to release pressure.

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Purchase a c-clamp, and use it to compress the caliper

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