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I cant seem to get the calipar back on the new pads

Icant seem to get the caliper back on the new pads and rotor.

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The new pads are much thicker than your old ones, so you need to get a large C-clamp, like a 5" clamp, open it up, put it over the caliper with the top of the clamp on the back of the caliper and with the screw adjustment of the clamp on the piston of the caliper. Tighten the clamp slowly and evenly, as you may have to move it from side to side of the piston to keep the piston even as it goes back into the caliper. Go back till it is flush with the caliper housing, then you can release the clamp, and the claiper will fit over the new pads. But now remember, you will have to pump the brake pedal several times when finished in order to close the piston back tight to the pads. This can be done with the car running or shut off. The pedal will feel soft and go right to the floor, but after you pump them several times, it will get hard again. Good Luck.

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