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How to retract the piston on a rear disc brake caliper

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Piston needs to be turned clockwise and pressed at the same time, usually with a special tool but can be done with water pump pliers.

Posted on May 12, 2010

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SOURCE: cant compress piston on rear brake calipers

Use a caliper wind back tool which rotates the piston at the same time as pushing it back. Release the bleed screw to assist the wind back. If you use a brake hose clamp on the brake hose this will reduce the need to bleed the system.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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They push in. Try to keep them as straight to the piston cavity as possible. If completely out, lightly lubricate the piston seals with clean brake fluid to aid insertion.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I retract the caliper piston?

Note on rear-caliper piston tool:
Instead of paying $50 for the VW or similar custom tool, you can use a generic $5 import "cube" tool available at most national-chain part stores.
# One side of the cube has 4 prongs. Grind or file off 2 diagonally opposite aka kitty-corner prongs to allow the cube to fit the vw rear brake piston.
# Use with a 3/8" ratchet. It can be easier to fasten the rear caliper back onto the carrier without the rotor in place while using this tool. That way you get a little extra leverage.
# Use as follows: engage the two prongs and turn piston 180° clockwise. Remove the tool. Use a generic caliper tool or a c-clamp and push the piston in about 2mm. Keep alternating back and forth between the cube tool and the c-clamp until piston is almost all the way in. If you are strong enough, you may not even need the c-clamp - just push with the cube tool as you turn. Instead of the cube, you can even use needle-nose pliers, but then you definitely need the c-clamp.
# Even with this special tool, the rear brakes can be rather difficult, so make sure you have plenty of time. I still recommend purchasing or renting the $50 professional tool cause it is much easier to use.
# If you're totally confused by all this, just take your wheels off and look at the brakes up close. Its simpler than it sounds on paper. And get the Bentley publishers shop manual for your car. That book pays for itself after one or two jobs. If your still at lost, Auto Zone has the loner tool you'll need for $50.00 and you'll get it back after you return the tool and they can give you the step by step instructions mentioned above. Good luck.

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006 Kia Spectra 5 rear brake disc replacement

One side,turns right,and push in slightly,and the other side turns left,to retract.

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SOURCE: 2006 Kia Spectra 5 rear brake disc replacement

you need a special tool avalable at most parts stores. its a disc brake piston turning tool. you have to rotate piston clockwise while pushing in on piston. you can fabricate something that enguages the slots and push and turn till all the way in.make sure to note position of slots and put them in same place as was before or the pin on the pads wont enguage the slot

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  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Remove the rear wheels.
  2. If equipped, disconnect the brake pad wear sensor from the harness.
  3. Counterhold the lower sliding pin using a thin open-end wrench and remove the caliper-to-sliding pin hex bolt.
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  5. Using a brake caliper retraction tool, select the appropriate sized piston press arbor and install the tool onto the brake caliper. Following the tool manufacturer's recommendations, use the tool to rotate the caliper piston clockwise as it is pressed into the brake caliper housing, until it is fully retracted.
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If its the front brakes you are working on and the piston won't retract into the caliper then you need a new caliper, or both actually. Calipers need to be replaced in pairs. If you are working on the rear then you need a special tool to turn the piston back into the caliper. you can get the rear disc brake tool at any auto parts store. Turn the piston clockwise to retract it, and pay attention to the little spots cut out of the piston that the tool grabs to turn it. They need to be at the top and bottom of the piston once you fully retract it or the little pin at the bottom of the inside brake pad wont sit against the piston. And once again if it still wont retract then you need to replace both calipers. Once you are finished you need to pump up the brake pedal and then pull up the parking brake lever and release it 10 to 20 times to adjust the piston.

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