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Cant get the rear caliper on a 08 Ford Fusion to compress.. Is it seized?

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SOURCE: How do you compress rear brake caliper?

Dear Sir/madam,

The pistons on the rear brake calipers SCREW in to the caliper. There are notches on the inner edge of the piston face. engage the notches with a large needle nose plier or a large flat washer and turn clockwise (as you face the piston) to turn the piston in.
There is a special tool that is available at your local autoparts store that is absolutely necessary and will save you a ton of time and aggravation. Using a needle nose plier or washer does not allow you to apply enough pressure unless your are the incredible hulk.

Good luck

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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SOURCE: cant compress piston on rear brake calipers

Use a caliper wind back tool which rotates the piston at the same time as pushing it back. Release the bleed screw to assist the wind back. If you use a brake hose clamp on the brake hose this will reduce the need to bleed the system.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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I have the same car and I had the same problem when I changed my brakes. The rear caliper piston twists in; you need a special tool that has a plate, a threaded rod with a T handle, a nut (sleeve style) and a disk adapter with two pins that mate with the slots on your caliper. I rented mine from autozone, reqd a 55 dollar deposit but you get that back when you return the tool. Once you place the tool in the calipers you have to turn the t handle counterclockwise (for the rear passenger caliper) while twisting the nut in the same direction (I know this sounds crazy but trust me). This will compress the piston.

If the caliper does not twist in (because you may have turned it clockwise like I did) you need to restart the threads. I did this by pulling off the old pads and re-attaching the calipers. I had to do this because the gap was too small to place the tool in the caliper after I turned it clockwise and removed the tool. I hit the brake pedal which compressed the piston against the rotor. A ford tech told me to remove the entire assy and pound the caliper piston with a hammer, this may be the proper way to do it but I didn’t want to bother. On the driver’s side you have to turn the t handle clockwise while turning the nut counterclockwise. You should only have to turn the T handle about 10 to 15 times to seat the piston, if you are turning the tool more that that and not seeing any results you need to restart the threads. Good luck and I hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: compressing the rear disc brake caliper on 2008 grand caravan

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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SOURCE: how to compress rear brake caliper piston

Only way is to use diagnistic equipment.Go to HAND BRAKE . There is option to release the pistons.When you change the brake pads you have to use option - engage .

Posted on May 15, 2010

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