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Problem replacing brake pads

My husband is changing the brake pads on our 97 monte carlo and he cannot get the part that goes in and out when you push the brakes to go back in to get the new pads on? Please help !

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Try twisting it 90 degrees or screwing it in (the piston) , on some cars there is a nut you take out of the back of the caliper and there is an allen key inside (hand brake tensioner) turn that. Other cars you just push in with a clamp. It has to be one of those three.

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There is a curved area in the caliper. Use a 6 inch 'C' clamp and a small board. Put the clamp into the opening and the board against the piston. When you screw in the clamp, it will push the piston back into the caliper.

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