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1990 chevy brakes

Got new pads. Tried to put them on and there is not enough room between them for the rotor. What do I do?

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    Seymour1012 Jul 03, 2009

    no. have to get a clamp. i didnt know how to push it back in. I went back out and my brother took the brake lines off of both sides and took the bleeder screw out of one of them. brake fluid, every where. i know how to get the caliper back in but after I get everything put back together and the fluid back in. Im gonna have to bleed them all, right?

  • Keith Heavilin
    Keith Heavilin May 11, 2010

    Have you pushed the caliper back in yet?

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Take a C-CLAMP place of wood about 1/2 thick about 4 inches long and 4 inches wide.place wood over brake caliper piston.take C-CLAMP adjust it to wood and caliper.start tighten it up and it will push piston back in bore enough so you can get your new brakes and caliper to rotor.WARNING BESURE TO REMOVE SOME BRAKE FLUID FROM MASTER CYLINDER.BEFORE PRESSING PISTON BACK IN BORE OR YOU WILL BUST A SEAL.AND DONT FORGET TO PUT BACK BRAKE FLUID IN MASTER CYLINDER.ALSO PUMP UP BRAKES WHEN YOU GET THEM ON .OR YOU WILL NOT HAVE BRAKES.

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Crack the bleder screws lose that will allow the piston to compress

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Use a C clamp and squeeze the caliper piston back in. Put the pads in place and try it. That should do it. Remember to push on the pedal a few times before you drive it. Check the fluid before you drive it.

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