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Breaks on a 2006 Grand Prix

How do you change breaks on a 2006 Grand Prix? I did the front everything went fine. But when I put the C Clamp on the rear breaks, the caliber wouldn't push back. What am I doing wrong??

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Rear disc brakes have to also apply the parking brakes.
To do that, they must not retract too far.
That is accomplished with a one way ratched down the center of the piston, on the back side.
So most rear pistons have to be rotated CW in order to retract down this spiral ratchet.
Not sure exactly how Pontiac works, but there is probably a large slot in the piston to allow for this.

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Sounds like your switch has given way

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