Question about 2006 Pontiac G6
I can't compress the piston when putting new rear brake pads on a 2006 pontiac G6. It actually bent my C-Clamp. Is there something I am missing to release them?
The rear calaper pistons don't press in. You need to take a large pair of chanel lock pliers and twist them (screw them in).The pistions have indentions in them that the dows on the pads have to line up with or the pads won't seat flush against the calaper.
Posted on May 19, 2009
My brother had a problem with his fiero. He said he broke a couple till he discovered they twist. Some clockwise, some counter clockwise. He now takes two large flat head screw drivers in the notches. My Mercury Milan has 4 notches. I'm sure there is a tool for it but just putting it out there.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You may a tool to turn clockwise your piston instead of pressing.By doing that it will fix your problem.
Auto parts stores like Auto Zone sell that especial tool very cheap.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Remove wheel, remove the two bolts in the calipers, pull up calipers,
remove pads compress caliper piston with a c-clamp, be sure to have the brake fluid cap off the reservoir under the hood. pull the rotor off and put the new one on. - replace pads and reverse the order.
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