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Can`t get the piston to compress on the calibers with bleeder valve open

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  • brokeeye May 13, 2009

    Opened the bleeder and pushed with a hammer handle

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    What are you using to compress the caliper?

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You won't get the pressure you need with a hammer handle, especially if the piston is stuck. Use a "C" clamp or a large pair of channellocks. If it still won't compress from there, you need to get a new caliper.

I hope this helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.

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If you are using a c-clamp with bleeder open, the piston may be stuck.
Also, so you know, some pistons on those model turn in and not push in.
You can view a free online repair manual for your subaru at:
www.autozone.com
It is free to register and use

Posted on May 13, 2009

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