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If your having trouble pushing the piston in so you can fit the caliper and new pads over the rotor, you need the right tool. It's a metal box shape tool with pegs spaced at different widths on each side that you use to rotate the piston back into the caliper. There's square drive holes on each side to insert a socket wrench extension. Ask the parts store for a rear disc brake tool for rotating the brake piston back in.

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