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Opening brake calipers to change rear pads

How do i open brake calipers to change rear pads. the piston seems stuck.

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There is a special tool required for this job. It expands a plate between the piston and caliper but also has a threaded rod through the middle that allows you to turn the piston clockwise as it gets pushed in.

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  2. Install the bushing on the slide pin.
  3. Install the slide pin on the caliper support.
  4. Install the brake pad support plates on the caliper supports.
  5. Lubricate the anti squeal shims with brake grease.
  6. Install the anti squeal shims on the brake pads.
  7. Install the pad wear indicator facing upward and install the pads on the caliper support.
  8. Install the caliper on the support.
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Rear To Remove:
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  3. Install the brake pad support plates on the caliper supports.
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  6. Install the rear pads on the caliper support.
  7. Install the rear caliper on the support.
  8. Install the 2 mounting bolts, hold the slide pins and tighten 25 ft-lb (34 Nm).
  9. Fill the reservoir and bleed the brakes.
  10. Install the front wheels.
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