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Changing rear brakes 2005 freestar

Never did rear brakes that are disc brakes..

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Rear calipers, unlike front calipers, just can't be pressed in. You have to turn and press at the same time. If you don't have the special tool for this, channel locks, and large pliers would do the job. It's not easy doing this without the proper tool, but it can be managed with a little patience.

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The brake calipar pistons on the rear, have to be turned in with a special tool, they can't be pressed in like the front. turn them in just far enough for the new pads to fit over the rotors.

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