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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?

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Yup...the pistons need to be turned as they are retracted,,,most parts houses sell a little cube that goes on a ratchet handle with dimples on it for doing this.

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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

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