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You really cant, if you do, then you figured out how to redo the brake system

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Rear brake caliper will not compress

if the tool you are using does not apply pressure and spin the clip at the same time then it is an inferior tool and you will have to think of a way to apply more pressure while spinning the clip. put a drop of oil between the protective rubber boot and the piston so as to not rip it. sometimes the threads are seized and the calipers have to be disassembled and cleaned, but I doubt that this is your problem because it very rarely happens to both sides at the same time. the biggest problem is being able to apply enough pressure to the clip while it is still on the car, and I sometimes have to remove them and put them on a bench vice to retract them properly.

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Replacing caliper on 2002 dodge neon

The first thing is to make sure the caliper piston is all the way in, the caliper then slides over the brake pads and bolts on, make sure you have the correct caliper on the right side, the way to know this is when caliper is on the little bleeder screw should be on the top, if it is on the bottom then wrong caliper, try the other one,

After caliper is on you will then need to bleed the brake system,
This all depends on what happened, if the brake fluid did not all leak out and caliper was just bad then before removing brake hose off old caliper pinch rubber brake line with a pair of needle nose grips or there is a line crip tool that crips hose to avoid fluid from leaking out. this makes bleeding easier , other wise you will need to make sure fluid is full and start at the right rear wheel bleeding and move to left rear then right frt and last left front, you will need to keep an eye on the level of brake fluid and add as need to keep it from going empty,
you will need some one to pump and hold brake while you bleed them, pump pedal three times and hold down while you open bleeder screw, this is to be done to every wheel about four to five time to make sure all air is out . good day. note if pedal feels low bleed again wont hurt anything just a little more fluid lost.

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I have a chevy lumina van and just got done replacing the caliper abd brakes on it and now when i drive it for a short period of time the drivers side smokes

You have put the brakes on wrong or you have a sticking caliper remove that side and squeeze the caliper by pushing the inner brake pad with the screw driver between thepad and rotor be sure to open the bleeder valve, if the piston won't move you need to replace it, or rebuid it.

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Cant get front brake pads to fit

  1. s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: If the caliper piston is retracted into the housing, brake fluid will be displaced from the master cylinder.
    Fully retract the caliper piston.
  1. s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure the brake disc faces are clean before installation.
    Install the inner brake pad.
  1. s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure the brake disc faces are clean before installation.

2. Fully retract the caliper piston
3. Install the outer brake pad.

  1. Push the outer retaining clip over the spring retaining lugs.
  1. Install the caliper.
    1. Install the bolts.
    1. Install the bolt covers.
  1. Install the brake hose onto the support bracket.
  1. Locate the outer pad retaining clip.
  1. Install the wheels.
  1. Check the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir.

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Air in front brake lines lexus gx470

If the bleed screws are on the lower side of the calipers, you have put the calipers on the wrong sides. Switch the calipers and rebleed

Mar 27, 2009 | 2003 Lexus GX 470

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ABS braking

have you check? the master cylinder. sometine when you get the rotors cut they dont come out right because they may be warped or to thin. if you did the job yourself you might have put the calipers in on the wrong side. this happens alot . if your rotors front and rear are fine then switch the calipers to the other side.

Dec 11, 2008 | 1999 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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Problem getting caliber over rotor after changing brake pads.

how did you remove caliper to get pads out? you need to make sure piston is seated all the way in caliper,and that caliper is seated all the way on slide pin.

Nov 10, 2008 | 2004 Kia Rio

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Caliper stuck?

for an inspection, they have no way to tell the caliper isn't moving without disassembling the brakes. I don't know where he got that from unless he was talking about something else and used the wrong terminology. If the calipers were frozen, you'd know.

Jul 20, 2008 | 1995 Ford Escort

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Me again

Did you happen to replace the calipers?? If so, you may have gotten the calipers installed on the wrong side. The bleeder valves should be pointed up. Another thing for you to check is have an assistant pump up the brake pedal and hold them. While they're being held down, crack open one of the lines on the master cylinder to make sure you have fluid squirting out. If not, your master cylinder is bad.

Jul 03, 2008 | 2000 GMC Jimmy

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