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Cant get caliper to bolt up with new pads in place

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Take two lug nuts & screw them on to hold the rotor in place,,take pads back out of caliper,,pop the hood,,pop the cap off the brake master cyl, take a pair of big channel locks or c clamp,,& push the piston back into the caliper,,if it doesn't move,, you mite have to change it,,when done snap the master cyl cap back on ,,,hoped it helped,,

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