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I have a VFR 800 Honda 2007 ABS and the middle piston in the rear caliper will not return to the in position. This causes the brake pads to bind on the rear disk.

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Your A8 and new shape A6s with electric parking brakes require an electric input to the vehicle to tell it to wind back the pistons/pads. Main dealers have this on their diagnostic equipment. You can also purchase after market tools that just do this operation, heres an example
I have only ever used a main dealer machine so im not sure how good an after market one will be. Im not aware of anyway of doing the job without an electrical input to wind back the pads, the motors are very powerful so I wouldnt reccommend trying it manually. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: changing the rear brakes on a 97 oldsmobile cutlass supreme

use a pair of pliers.put each side of the jaws of the pliers in one of the V-grooves of the piston and turn clockwise whle pushing it in

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One side,turns right,and push in slightly,and the other side turns left,to retract.

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SOURCE: 2006 Jaguar X-Type: Replacing rear brake pads.

If it's like the 2003 The left-hand brake caliper piston retracts counter clockwise and the right-hand retracts clockwise.

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SOURCE: how do you get the rear brake caliper piston to

It depends what type of Caliper Piston it is, if it has two grooves in it that criss cross like a X, those pistons have to be turned clockwise with a special tool or you can use a small screwdriver or I use the complete side of a small Vise grip that will fit inside the groove to turn the piston clockwise until it fully retracts into the caliper. The other type of Piston that has no special marks, you can use a C-Clamp and just put it on the Piston and tighten the clamp until the Piston fully retracts back into the caliper.

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94' Honda Accord 5 door, Driver side caliper piston remains stuck in closed position constantly applying constant brake pressure to driver side front wheel brake piston.

if the caliper is ok it sounds like the flexiable hose is restrcted by the metal crimps on the hose corroded and crushing the reinforced rubber hose restricting the fluid returning back in to the system. change the hose

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When replacing brake pads on any anti-lock brake system alway open the bleeder screw on the brake caliper before compressing caliper piston or possible damage can occur to the anti-lock hydraulics. Brake fluid should be purged from all cars and trucks after 5 years of operation, old fluid can be contaminated by moisture in the lines and calipers causing rust which in turn can sieze caliper pistons and cause braking inadeqaucies and possible failure.

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Iv had a couple of mechanics trying to fix my brakes bt dey can't get it write. de problem is dat it binds de front wheels. changed de calipas, booster, master and yet its not fine

What normally cause the brakes to bind?

1. Pistons in the brake caliper binding so they will not slide back when pressure is released. If you have new calipers that should not be the issue.

2. The brake caliper is not sliding on the slide pins so that when the brakes are released the caliper sticks in position. If the calipers are new and the slide pins are properly lubricated that should not be an issue.

3. The flexible brake lines have deteriorated and are blocked so that when the brakes are released the brake fluid will not flow back up the lines to the master cylinder. You may be able to push brake fluid through the lines and overcome the blockage under full braking pressure but when that pressure is released the blockage in the brake line will not allow the fluid to flow back. When that happens the brakes will remain applied to some extent. If the flexible brake lines are more than 7 -8 years old I would suspect they might be the problem and when they deteriorate they do so from the inside and often near the ends.

4. The brake pads when fitted to the caliper must be fitted in the correct position. There is an inner pad and outer pad. If they have been reversed so that the outer pad is fitted in the inside position and the inner pad in the outside position, when you apply the brakes they will bind. Don't assume the pads have been fitted properly because so called professional mechanics still make this mistake when fitting brake pads. This is the first thing I would check before looking at anything else.
This is a very frustrating problem for you because you expect professionals to find problems and fix your brakes the first time.
I hope this helps and you manage to sort the problem.

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I have a 2005 LR3, last night the front passenger wheel locked up on me. When I applied small pressure to the brake, it just locks up. I stop na dput the car in reverse and it unlocks. It may run 20 f

There is definitely something out of the ordinary going on. The brake calipers have two pistons on one side which means that the whole caliper has to be able to move axially as the brakes are applied to evenly clamp the two friction pads against the rotor. There are no springs to release the brake pads from the caliper.
Probably one of the pistons is stuck causing the assembly to bind until you reverse the rotor's motion which releases the binding force. It is probably the lower piston of the two that is binding because that is where any crud in the brake fluid tends to accumulate.
If you take off the caliper off, you may be able to loosen the stuck piston with a brake piston removal tool and bleed fresh fluid through the system.

Jan 31, 2015 | 2005 Land Rover LR3

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Just replaced rear pads now it feels like i have air in the line, the pedal goes about 3/4 of the way down. i used a tool to turn the caliper piston in until it seated then put the pads on. now the abs...

that is how you contract the caliper on the Audi/VW rear brakes. I would check the brake fluid, I would also recheck the back brake lines as it is/was a bear to replace the rear brake pads. Hope this helped Tim

Apr 17, 2011 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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Will I need a caliper reset tool kit to change the brakes on my 2007 toyota sienna or will a standard c-clamp do the job? And since it is an ABS system, I assume that brakes must be bled, correct?

Brake Pads Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
  1. Remove the front wheels. Front brake caliper (exploded view) toyota-09-00-5838.gif

  2. Loosen the caliper bleeder.
  3. Hold the slide pin; remove the 2 mounting bolts and remove the brake caliper from the support.
  4. Support the caliper.
  5. Open the brake bleeder. Press the caliper piston into the bore.
  6. Close the bleeder after the piston has reached the bottom of the caliper bore.
  7. Remove the brake pads, support plates, wear indicators and anti squeal shims.
  8. Remove the slide pins and bushings from the caliper support.
To Install:
  1. Lubricate the slide pins and bushings with brake grease.
  2. Install the bushing on the slide pin.
  3. Install the slide pin on the caliper support.
  4. Install the brake pad support plates on the caliper supports.
  5. Lubricate the anti squeal shims with brake grease.
  6. Install the anti squeal shims on the brake pads.
  7. Install the pad wear indicator facing upward and install the pads on the caliper support.
  8. Install the caliper on the support.
  9. Install the 2 mounting bolts, hold the slide pins and tighten 25 ft-lb (34 Nm).
  10. Fill the reservoir and bleed the brakes.
  11. Install the front wheels.
Rear To Remove:
  1. Remove the rear wheels.
  2. Loosen the caliper bleeder. Rear brake caliper (exploded view) toyota-09-00-5842.gif

  3. Hold the slide pin; remove the 2 mounting bolts and rear brake caliper assembly from the support.
  4. Support the caliper.
  5. Open the brake bleeder. Press the caliper piston into the bore.
  6. Close the bleeder after the piston has reached the bottom of the caliper bore.
  7. Remove the brake pads, support plates, and anti squeal shims.
  8. Remove the slide pins from the caliper support.
To Install:
  1. Lubricate the slide pins with brake grease.
  2. Install the slide pin on the caliper support.
  3. Install the brake pad support plates on the caliper supports.
  4. Lubricate the anti squeal shims with brake grease.
  5. Install the anti squeal shims on the brake pads.
  6. Install the rear pads on the caliper support.
  7. Install the rear caliper on the support.
  8. Install the 2 mounting bolts, hold the slide pins and tighten 25 ft-lb (34 Nm).
  9. Fill the reservoir and bleed the brakes.
  10. Install the front wheels.
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Sep 18, 2010 | 2007 Toyota Sienna

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Anything special about changing front pads on audi a3? I've done honda, acura and toyota's.

For front brake pads replacement you need only usually wrench set, inclusive 7 mm allen key also. But for rear brake pads replacement you need obligatory a special caliper piston pressing tool, in order to press back rear caliper piston with parking brake automatic adjustment!!! For front brake pads. For change front brake pads you must raise vehicle, remove wheels, extract the retaining spring of the caliper, and remove the caliper as follow: 1. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper, and do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose! 2. Remove top and bottom caps (on back side of the caliper) for access to guide pins, then unbolt and remove them from the brake carrier. Remove the caliper. 3. Now you must thoroughly clean the brake calipers (free of grease). 4. Remove outer brake pad from brake carrier. 5. Pull inner brake pad out of brake caliper piston. 6. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary! 7. Push piston back into brake caliper housing. 8. Install inner brake pad (with expanding spring) in brake caliper piston. (Arrow marked on pad - if exist, must point in direction of brake disc rotation when vehicle is moving forward). 9. Install outer brake pad into brake carrier. 10. Bolt brake caliper housing to brake carrier using two guide pins. Tightening torque is 25 Nm. 11. Install both caps. 12. Insert retaining spring into brake caliper housing. Important: Depress the brake pedal firmly several times while the car is stationary so that the brake pads adjust to their normal operating positions!!! Check brake fluid level and top up if neccessary!!!

Aug 25, 2010 | 2007 Audi A3

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2006 honda accord rear brake pads

You can screw the rear caliper pistons back in, by using a needle nose pliers and turning the cross or x notch in a clockwise direction. both caliper pistons will turn the same way. The reason they "screw" out, is for positive locking pressure when the parking brake is engaged.

Jul 18, 2009 | 2006 Honda Accord

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Rear brake to remove replace disk and service due binding

Preliminaries Do 1 wheel at a time Use a jackstand on the wheel you are working on (safety First) Remove the tire on the selected wheel
The Brake caliper is usually held on by 2 bolts. Some of the bolts are Allen wrench type, usually about ¼ inch or 5/16 inch. Remove and the complete brake caliper can be lifted off the rotor. The pads can now be removed. Before installing the new pads you must first return the pad piston to their original position in the caliper. Open the hood of the engine compartment and remove the cover on the master cylinder. This allow the brake fluid to be returned to the master cylinder. To return the pad piston to the original position you will need a C clamp and a flat piece of metal like a small flat file. Put the flat piece of metal on the piston and use the C clamp to put pressure on the piston. Tighten the C clamp slowly and you will see the piston slowly retract into the caliper body. Now you can insert the new pads into the caliper. Mount the caliper over the rotor and reinstall the 2 bolts.

Loringh Hope this helps Good Luck PS Please leave a rating if Appropriate Thanks

Nov 23, 2008 | 2001 Mazda 626

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What tools do I NEED to put new rear disk brakes on

you'll need some box wrenches, maybe a set of allen wrenches, a 6 inch C clamp, and that's about it.
After you jack up the car and remove the tire, you have to remove 2 bolts that hold the brake caliper on.
they are on the back side of the caliper. some times they are bolts that you can remove with a wrench and sometime they are an allen bolt that will take an allen wrench to remove it. The brake caliper will come off the rotor and the brake pads will come out of the caliper. The pads are usually different for the inside and outside position.Now come the only difficult part. You need a 6" C clamp and a flat piece of iron like a file.What you have to do is return the piston of the caliper to it's original position.Use the piece of iron placewd over the piston and the C clamp to force it into the socket. Before you do this open the hood and remove the cover to the master brake cylinder to allow the brake fluid to come back into the piston. This cylinder is on the firewall and easy visible.
once the C clamp has returned the piston to its correct position you can insert the new pads andplace the caliper back or the rotor. Check the rotor for heavy scoring. reinsert the two bolts and tighten them up. Thats it. The operation with the Cclamp may sound complicated but it's really not.

Hope this helps
Good luck Loringh

Oct 21, 2008 | 2007 Honda Accord Sedan

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