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How do i get the caliper back on after putting new break pads back on

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The Rear Calipers Must be TURNED CLOCKWISE untill Completly Retracted this will Allow for Space needed to FitOver Rotor Thickness this is For Rears Only.If you Do NOT Have the SPECIAL TOOL Required for this You Can Use CHANNEL-LOCK PLIERS as Long as you Closely WATCH For The RUBBER BOOT And DO NOT DAMAGE IT This Is The Solution You NEED for your Problem. Have a Good Day !!

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The caliper pistons have to be retracted. use a c-clamp to push the piston back into the cylinder. remove to brake reservoir cap first and siphon a small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir to prevent spillage. when changing rear caliper pads the piston usually must be screwed back with the use of a special tool available at parts stores for a few dollars. it is a small metal cube shaped tool with nubs on each face for use in different applications. use this in conjunction with a 3/8"ratchet and extension

Posted on May 11, 2010

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SOURCE: I am changing the front breaks. Caliper problems

Hello, I just happen to be doing my breaks too. Open the bleeder port on the caliper and put a flat piece of metal across both pistons and compress them with a C-clamp. When you have them compressed close the bleeder port and remove the clamp and install caliper. You should always compress the caliper piston with the bleeder open especially with ABS brakes. Otherwise you have to reset the ABS. Good luck and remember to add brake fluid.

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hi , your caliper pistons are not retracted all the way in , use 1 of the old pads against the piston(s) use a big channel locks or big c clamp , open the bleeder screw , compress the piston(s) back in all the way , lock the bleeder screw , when calipers are reinstalled , don't forget to pump the pads out with the brake pedal before your throw it in gear , because the first couple of brake pedal strokes will reset the pads to the rotors . then recheck the brake fluid level .

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Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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