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2006 Mustang rear break caliper piston will not compress/retract to allow new brake pads. I broke 2 c-clamps trying.

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Hi Alberts73,
The caliper piston has to be turned clockwise as it is compressed. If not,it will not retract. This will allow the park brake to reset. If you have only pressed the caliper in with a "C" clamp,you may have damaged the mechanism inside the caliper. If this has happened,you will need to replace them.The OTC #206-026 is the tool for turning the caliper back into the bore. I hope this helps,if you need more information,drop me a line. Thanks,Chuck

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The brake caliper is to be turned inward while slight pressure is applied,there is a tool,for this to make it easier,at the auto parts store,it is cheap,and will make it easy,it is square,and fits on a 3/8 ratchet,it has different notches on it to fit different paterns of pistons in calipers.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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