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Successfully changed front brakes but when i went to change rear brakes the caliper seems to be stuck.what can i do?

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Your rear brake has most likely a drum in hat style brake.

The caliper is not stuck, you need a special tool to rotate the piston of the brake caliper and depress it down. It is connected to your parking brake, that is why this security measure was taken.

the special tool looks like this :

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a ratchet fits in the center hole and depending on the style of piston you have you will need a specific side of this "cube" tool.
you may need to slide the pads out to see the piston.

I hope this helps, Goodluck!

Posted on May 11, 2009

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Sounds like the brake pads have pins on the backing plate. You'll need to manually collapse the cylinders back into the caliper fully, to release the caliper from the mounting bracket.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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