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Brake pad replacement

I have a 1995 hyundai accent and I was trying to replace my brake pads, however I cannot release the pressure caliper piston and I haven't got a clue what I'm doing really.

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Use a screwdriver and pry the piston back into the caliper until it stops then the caliper will come off easily you can pry against the old pads as you are changing them anyway

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