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1996 olds aurora back brake pad replacement, how to compress the pads to get the caliper back over the pads?

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Special tool is a 1" cube with tabs on each side that fits into indentations on the brake piston and can be purchased for $10-12 @ most discount parts stores. Use 3/8" ratchet with short extension and 'special tool to carefully turn piston onto internal hand brake screw. Take care to not tear dust boot. When piston is fully collapsed, make sure to align piston indentations perpendicular to brake pad as there are bumps on pad that fit into them. Also while screwing in piston either remove about 2/3 of brake fluid in master cylinder and refil afterwords or open the bleeder valve on brake piston assembly. Bleed if necessary.

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To compress the rear caliper you need to turn the piston very slowly so that it will screw onto the park brake .

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C- clamp works in the front. Special tool sometimes needed for the rear. 40.00 bucks

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Open the cap to the master to allow for back flow..

Use a 'C' Clamp to compress the silinder on the caliper..

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