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I have removed the two caliper bolts, but the caliper will not budge from my 2004 Expedition. Are there more than two bolts or other special tricks?

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We just did my brakes last night both the front and back ( I have a 1999 ford expedition; cant be that different) The trick to getting the caliper off was to put a c clamp around the housing and compress the brake pads forcing the liquid up into the reservor. It is important to open your brake fluid resorvor before hand to relieve the pressure on the line so it will compress

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