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Hi ! changed brake pads on my navara d40 ,opened brake reservoir,took wheel off,opened top nut ,caliper went back.Took out old pads pushed in piston with g clamp,drivers side perfect, I have a problem passenger's left front ,pistons come out against disc ,top piston goes in an out but bottom sticks against disc ,is there anything I can do to fix this .if anyone could help me i'd really appreciate this thanks

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Sounds like you have a seized passenger side caliper assembly. May need to be replaced, in which case you are better off replacing both front calipers as a set.

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they should screw in not compress

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you will turn it in, it will srew in to make alloance for your new pad

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Notice the Two holes on the caliper piston face? They receive the pins of a special tool that turns and presses in at the same time to collapse the piston. You may be able to approximate the effect with a pair of needle nose pliers or such and turn & press in. The right tool works best.

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SOURCE: 1992 Honda Prelude Si brake caliper piston prob

As your car has a handbrake fitted to the rear calipers,you will need a piston wind in tool to retract the piston fully back into the caliper as when you adjust your handbrake the piston automatically winds itself to the required position for usage without this tool you are getting nowhere,so get hold of a tool to do the job and you should not have problem unless the piston has totally siezed on the screw then you will have a problem being the only way to repair would to be a new or refurbished caliper.

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SOURCE: 2006 Kia Spectra 5 rear brake disc replacement

One side,turns right,and push in slightly,and the other side turns left,to retract.

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I removed the rotor and brake pads. but when going to change the pads I can not get the piston to go back far enough to put the new ones in. How do you get the piston to push back in order to put the brake...


You will have to use a c-clamp or brake piston compressing tool to get that piston back in, while you have the brake master cylinder fluid reservoir cap off.

Sep 14, 2011 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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General directions on how to change the front brakes on a Toyota Supra, 1987.


Buy brake pads.
loosen lugs
Jack car, place on jack stand
turn wheel so front of tire is pointing out.
remove tire
remove caliper (two bolts on back side of caliper
slide caliper off rotor.
(if rotor is damaged, see about having it turned or replaced)
take pads off caliper
open hood and remove cap to mater cylinder reservoir
using special tool (or C-clamp and something to protect piston) push the piston back into the caliper fully.
place new brake pads on caliper.
fit caliper on the rotor
Secure caliper to wheel with bolts
replace wheel
remove jack stand
remove jack
tighten lugs on wheel
replace hubcap
start engine (do not drive yet!!!!!)
pump brake pedal until it tightens up
observe reservoir on master cylinder (fill if needed)
replace cap
pump brakes again
take out for a test drive.

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Oct 11, 2010 | 1987 Toyota Supra

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Brake job front pads


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Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Inspect the fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir.
  3. If the brake fluid level is midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, then no brake fluid needs to be removed from the reservoir before proceeding. If the brake fluid level is higher than midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, then remove brake fluid to the midway point before proceeding.
  4. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  5. Remove the tire and the wheel assembly.
  6. Hand-tighten 2 wheel lug nuts in order to retain the rotor to the hub.
  7. Install a large C-clamp over the top of the caliper housing and against the back of the outboard pad.
  8. Slowly tighten the C-clamp until the piston pushes into the caliper bore enough to slide the caliper off the rotor.
  9. Remove the C-clamp from the caliper.

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Front brake pads and related parts

  1. Remove the lower caliper bolt (1).

    WARNING Use care to avoid damaging pin boot when rotating caliper.

  2. In order to access the pads, rotate the caliper upward and suitably support it.
  3. Remove the pads (5) from the caliper bracket (3).
  4. Remove the 2 retainer slides (4) from the caliper bracket (3).
  5. Inspect all parts for cuts, tears, or deterioration. Replace any damaged parts.
  6. Inspect the caliper bolts for corrosion or damage. If corrosion is found, use new caliper bolts when installing the caliper.
To install:
  1. Using a C-clamp, bottom the piston into the caliper bore. Use an old brake pad or wooden block across the face of the piston. Do not damage the piston or the caliper boot.
Install the 2 retainers to the caliper bracket.

NOTE The wear sensor is on the outside pad. The sensor is positioned at the leading or upward edge of the pad during forward wheel rotation.


Install the pads to the caliper anchor bracket.

  1. WARNING
  1. Use care to avoid damaging pin boot when rotating caliper.

  1. Remove the support and reposition the caliper (2) back down over the front pads.
  2. Lubricate the pin bolt and the inner diameter of the bolt boot with GM P/N 18047666, or equivalent. Do not lubricate the threads of the pin bolt.
  3. Install the lower caliper bolt. Tighten the caliper bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
  4. Remove the 2 wheel lug nuts retaining the rotor to the hub.
  5. Install the tire and the wheel assembly.
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. With the engine OFF, gradually apply the brake pedal to approximately 2/3 of its travel distance.
  8. Slowly release the brake pedal.
  9. Wait 15 seconds, then, repeat steps 10 and 11 until a firm brake pedal is obtained. This will properly seat the brake caliper pistons and brake pads.
  10. Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir to the proper level.
  11. Burnish the pads and rotors.

Sep 13, 2010 | 2006 Buick LaCrosse

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How do you replace the front and rear brakes in a 2003 pontiac Grand Prix


Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
  1. Inspect the fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir. Remove fluid from the reservoir until the level is lower then half way between the MAX and MIN levels.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  3. Install 2 wheel nuts to secure the rotor on the hub.
  4. Remove the bottom brake caliper pin bolt.
  5. Pivot the brake caliper body upward and secure out of the way. Do NOT disconnect the hydraulic brake flexible hose from the caliper.
  6. Compress the piston back into the bore using a C-clamp. Figure of brake assembly with caliper raised showing brake pads in mounting bracket gmpc_l4.gif

  7. Remove the inboard and outboard brake pads from the brake caliper bracket.
To Install:
  1. Install the brake pad retainers and both brake pads into the caliper bracket.
  2. Pivot the brake caliper down over the brake pads and into the brake caliper bracket. Insert the lower brake caliper pin bolt and torque bolt to 70 ft-lb. (95 Nm).
  3. Reinstall the tire and wheel assembly.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Refill the master cylinder. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the pads against the rotor.
  6. Check the master cylinder level and add fluid as necessary.
Rear To Remove:
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  1. Inspect the fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir. Remove fluid from the reservoir until the level is lower then half way between the MAX and MIN levels.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  3. Install 2 wheel nuts to secure the rotor on the hub.
  4. Remove the upper caliper mounting bolt.
  5. Pivot the caliper down to access the pads.
  6. Remove the inboard and outboard pads from the caliper bracket.
  7. Remove the brake pad clips from the caliper bracket.
  8. Compress the piston back into the bore using a C-clamp and the old inner pad.
To Install:
  1. Install new brake clips in the caliper bracket.
  2. Install the inboard and outboard pads in the caliper bracket.
  3. Pivot the caliper up over the pads.
  4. Reinstall the upper mounting bolt and tighten to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  5. Remove the 2 wheel nuts securing the rotor.
  6. Reinstall the tire and wheel assembly.
  7. Refill the master cylinder. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the pads against the rotor.
  8. Check the master cylinder level and add fluid as necessary.
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Aug 26, 2010 | 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix

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How do i release the brake caliper pistons to be able to fit new brake pads on a renault trafic 08 van. thank you


Renault trafic brake calipers on the front can be pushed in with a G-clamp, but rear calipers need to be wound in, if you look at the piston it has notches for a winding tool!

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How do i change the front brakes on a 1991 oldsmobile cutlass ciera. i already have the brake paids


Hello, open the hood locate your brake fluid take the top off, than you want to losen the lug nuts one the wheel enough so they turn by hand. Jack up the car high enough to get a jack stand under it and the wheel is off the ground. Once the car is supported securely remove the lug nuts and wheel. Once the wheel is removed remove the screw on the bottom of the brake caliper, remove the old pads. Rotate the caliper upward, using a C-clamp and a old brake pad push the piston back in the caliper. Position the old brake pad to cover the piston and the C-clamp in the center of the old brake pad and slowly turn till the piston is fully retracted in the caliper. Install the new pads, put the caliper back in position, put the caliper screw back in double check work. Once every thing looks ok put the wheel back on, only hand tighten the lug nuts, make sure the wheel is tighten evenly. Remove jack stand, lower the car tighten the lug nuts using a crossing pattern once that is done pump the brakes, till they get firm, after they get firm start the car pump the brakes a few more times. The fun part take it for a test ride but allow your self more than normal distance to stop.

Feb 14, 2010 | 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

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Need to change front brakes. Grind metal to metal sound. What tools needed and how to do it?


Hello, you will need a a standard socket set, C-clamp brake fluid, jack and jack stand. First open your hood take off the brake fluid cover. Loosen the lug nuts to where can be removed by hand. Raise the car high enough to get the wheel off and support it with the jack stand. Remove the lug nuts and wheel. Lower screw on the caliper, rotate the caliper upward. Remove the old pads, use one of the old pads to push the piston back in th caliper. Align the old pad to cover the piston evenly, using the C-clamp position it to where it contacts the old pad in the center and slowly turn to push the caliper in ward. Once the pad contacts the caliper give another half turn. Install the new pads, positioni the caliper back to the normal position over the new pads, reinstall the lower screw on the caliper. Put the wheel on install the lug nuts in a star pattern, only hand tighten. Remove the jack stand lower the car tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern. Check the brake fluid add some if needed, replace the brake fluid cap and pump the brakes until the the brakes are firm, start the car pump the brakes a couple extra times and check the fluid add if needed. The fun part the test drive, allow your self more than normal stop distance.

Jan 26, 2010 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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I got the old pads off but cannot get the caliper back on. The rod will not go back into the rubber boot.


You will need a larger sized C clamp to slowly push the caliper back into its boot. Make sure your brake fluid reservoir kid is OFF,..allowing for the fluid to go back into the reservoir. Once you have placed the C clamp around the caliper, take an old brake pad and place it across the round piston...place part of the clamp over this pad and tighten the clamp..Do not place the clamp directly on the piston, you may damage it or compress it in crooked. so place a used pad across it. Push the piston back in untill its almost flush with the boot, making sure no dirt is on the silver exposed piston..u dont want dirt to go back inside the boot. Once its in, refit the caliper to its mount with the new pads.

Sep 12, 2009 | 1999 Ford Expedition

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Installing front brake pads


    • Some of the fluid from the master cylinder
    • Wheels
    • 2 caliper guide pin bolts
    • Caliper assembly by swinging the top part of the caliper away from the brake rotor edge, then lift the caliper assembly up
    • Outboard brake pad by prying the brake pad retaining clip over raised area on the caliper. Then slide the pad down and off the caliper.
  1. Before removing the inboard brake pad, use a large C-clamp to press the piston back into the caliper. This will prevent possible damage to the caliper piston. It is good practice to remove some (1/3–1/2) of the brake fluid from the reservoir. This is because as the caliper piston is pushed back into the caliper, brake fluid will be pushed back through the lines, back into the master cylinder and fluid reservoir, possibly causing the reservoir to overflow.
    • Inboard brake pad by pulling away from piston until the retainer clip is free from the cavity in the piston. 0900c152802197b8.jpgRemoval and installation of the disc brake pads
To install:
  1. Lubricate both the caliper mating surface and the machined abutment surfaces with multi-purpose lubricant.
  2. Before brake pad installation, be sure to lightly coat the outer backing plate surface of the new brake pads with a disc brake pad anti-squeal lubricant, usually a gel-like material that deadens any high-frequency vibration that can be the source of disc brake squeal.
  3. Install or connect the following:
    • Brake pads into the caliper assembly making sure both pads are seated securely onto the caliper
    • Caliper assembly back into position over the brake rotor
    • Caliper guide pin bolts and torque to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm)
    • Wheels and lug nuts. Torque the lug nuts, in a star pattern sequence, to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
  4. Top off the master cylinder to the appropriate level, using DOT 3 type brake fluid only.
  5. Before moving the vehicle, pump the brakes until a firm pedal is obtained. Road test the vehicle to make sure the brake operation is normal.

Mar 12, 2009 | 2001 Chrysler LHS

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Brakes


Jack it up - take the wheels off, there are two bolts that hold the caliper to the wheel mounting.

Unbolt the 2 nuts (Get a Haynes manual for $20 if you can't work out which they are) and slide the caliper off the disk.

You can now swap out the old pads for the new ones but you will probably need to push in the caliper piston to make room to get the new pads back on the disk. Typically leave the old pads in and use a couple of large screw drivers or a small tyre levers to push the piston back into the caliper, check that the brake fluid reservoir is not too full to do this by checking the level frequently as you push the piston in, Once fully back you can put the new pads in the caliper and slide the caliper back over the disk - line up the holes for the bolts and re bolt the caliper back on. It really should be tightened to the right torque setting so again if you have a Haynes manual (Pep boys, Autozone etc.) you can see the right torque settings also.

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