Question about 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
I used a big screw driver to turn the pistons in. They don't simply compress like many calipers using a C-clamp. You need to turn them in like a screw. Like I said use a big flat blade screwdriver on one of the sides where there is a notch (with the cap off the master cylinder). If it doesn't turn in with a screwdriver then it may be stuck and needing replaced anyway. You can also get the special tool to turn them in but I've never needed it. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 14, 2011
Do you know that rear pistons turn in frount ones compress in auto zone rents a tool for turning the rear pistons in
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The rear calipers on these models require a special tool that compresses and turns the piston in at the same time -- most parts stores carry this tool.
It is called a caliper piston press -- and it installs where the pads would go and acts like a c-clamp,when turning handle it will turn the caliper piston backinto the caliper as it compresses it.
Anytime the brake rotor or brake pads are being replaced, the rear caliper piston must be seated (bottomed) to compensate for the new brake rotor or lining. Because the Parking Brake self-adjuster mechanism is attached to the piston, a special seating method is required. The only acceptable method is by rotating the piston back into the bore using Retractor,MILLER Special Tool 8807, . Any other seating method will damage the self-adjuster mechanism.
Good luck and hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 07, 2010
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