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Cant get rear caliper piston to collapse 06

Cant get rear brake caliper piston to collapse 06 mustang

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The rear calipers on that model rotate in, it requires a special tool.

If you pushed too hard directly in, there is a chance that you may have damaged the caliper.

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So whats the special tool look like?
whats it called.

I tried to push mines in, but it wouldn't budge and the a friend told me it turns

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