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Is a special tool needed to depress brake pistons on a 2000 ford windstar ?

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A c clamp will work

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Struggling to depress pistons on rear brakes. Hoave used G-clamp, Made a special tool with nut and bolt. Still struggling.


The pistons in the caliper should retract without much effort. A "C" clamp is usually all you need to do it. I suspect you have a seized caliper or possibly a kinked or crushed brake line (preventing the brake fluid from returning to the master cylinder when the piston is depressed) feeding that caliper - but isn't very likely.

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How do i depress rear brake caliper piston on a 2004 ford expedition I am trying to use a c clamp and it isn't working


On most models you have to turn the piston while you compress it. There are special tools for doing that.

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Hi, Do I need a special tool to depress the caliper piston or can I use a G clamp? I did this on the front brakes but the rear piston seems a lot tighter.


You can use a "C" clamp...but be sure to use the old pad that goes on the piston side of the caliper...place the old pad back on the piston and then use the "C" clamp to depress the piston back into the caliper..this will prevent damage to the piston...also, to aid in this process, you can remove the brake fluid resevoir cap and put a towel around it so it doesn't leak all over the floor

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2006 honda lx. cannot depress either side rear brake piston.Tried releasing bleeder valve still cannot depress piston


is there 2 little holes or groves in the brake piston? if so you need a special tool that pushes and turns them in

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I am installing rear brakes on 1997 lincon mark 8 and cant depress brake cylinders


If it is a disc brake with the park brake connected to the brake caliper the piston in the caliper will need to be rotated back into the caliper bore. there are special; tools for this but sometimes a multi position wrench can be used. If when rotating the piston starts to move out of the caliper stop straight away and reverse rotation before the piston comes out causing loss of fluid and air entering .

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How do depress the rear brake caliper piston of a 94 honda accord 4 door


The rear caliper contains the mechanism for the park barke assembly so retracting the piston is a little different than the front. You need to turn the piston as you press it in. There are special tools to help with this but you can usually do it with regular hand tools. Note the two small deprssions in the piston. Place the tips of your needle nose pliers in those depressions and press the piston into the caliper while turning. Most will needed to be twisted to the right but some twist to the left. Go slow and make sure you are not "unscrewing" the piston from the park brake mechanism. If the piston looks like it is unscrewing, turn it in the other direction.

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1. my 96 ford windstar's tail lights dont work, but the bulbs are ok. 2 I want to change my rear brake shoes; are there any special tools I need?


If tail lights don't work, check your dimmer switch for any shorts. If the brake lights don't work, then check the brake switch behind the brake pedal. You can test them with a multitester.
For brake shoes you need socket or star wrench, and needle nose pliers for the springs unless you have a spring too. If you have disc brakes, then socket set and a c-clamp to push the pistons back in.

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Is there any special tools to change the brakes on a 2000 lincoln ls


standard hand tools, remember to have the rotors turned by a machine shop.

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Successfully changed front brakes but when i went to change rear brakes the caliper seems to be stuck.what can i do?


your rear brake has most likely a drum in hat style brake.

The caliper is not stuck, you need a special tool to rotate the piston of the brake caliper and depress it down. It is connected to your parking brake, that is why this security measure was taken.

the special tool looks like this :

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a ratchet fits in the center hole and depending on the style of piston you have you will need a specific side of this "cube" tool.
you may need to slide the pads out to see the piston.

I hope this helps, Goodluck!

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