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Cannot get rear caliper to collapse, with special tool is just keeps turning but does not collapse.

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If while turning you are putting pressure to force it in and it is not moving it may be extended out too far. If that is the case if pressure does not help you can rebuild or replace the caliper. This can happen when the brakes wear down too far.

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