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2000 sentra how to colapse rear brake calipers

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Make your own tool using the old pads or 2 pieces of 10mm flat bar. Drill a hole in one of them(Drilling old pads is difficult - Theyre extremely hard). Flatbar is easier to drill. Weld a nut over the hole so that a bolt(should be about 80mm 2-3 inches) screwed into the nut will pass through the hole. Use as per diagram. Unscrewing the bolt will pry the caliper open. (Be sure to open the brake fluid reservoir.)
Making this will take you 10 minutes and cost next to nothing.
Dont go forcing the calipers with a screwdriver, wrenches, crowbars or other manner of strongarm tactics. :-p. It will damage the piston and/the caliper guide pins 2000 sentra how to colapse rear brake calipers - ccd07e1.jpg

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