Question about 2006 Ford Freestyle
This guy is an idiot the freestyle has a caliper lock so you have to rotate the plunger on the driver side clockwise pass side counter.
if you did what he told you than you just destroyed your caliper
Posted on Aug 11, 2010
To compress the pistons on the caliper you need a c clamp. the strong metal type with the screw rod. put the small circle part of the clamp on the edge of the ring and the top of the clamp on back of caliper and then screw the rod in until it is flush with caliper. Go slowly so that your not to far ahead the piston. If you do not have a c clamp handy or if you do not have a c clamp at all there is another way. Now i do not recommend this but it does work and i myself have done it many times. with your vehicle supported on a jack stand you should have your jack free. Take your jack and place the head of jack between the caliper and somewhere that works on the frame so that the piston can be against something solid. Simply jack the jack up until the piston is depressed. Be careful not to go to fast so as not to lift the vehicle off the stand. I hope i could be of some assistance to you in this matter.
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It depends what type of Caliper Piston it is, if it has two grooves in it that criss cross like a X, those pistons have to be turned clockwise with a special tool or you can use a small screwdriver or I use the complete side of a small Vise grip that will fit inside the groove to turn the piston clockwise until it fully retracts into the caliper. The other type of Piston that has no special marks, you can use a C-Clamp and just put it on the Piston and tighten the clamp until the Piston fully retracts back into the caliper.
Posted on Jun 19, 2010
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.
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
use a pair of pliers.put each side of the jaws of the pliers in one of the V-grooves of the piston and turn clockwise whle pushing it in
Posted on Nov 04, 2009
SOURCE: changed frt and rear brake
The piston must be rotated as it is pushed into the caliper. There is a special tool for this that is sold at just about all parts houses. The tool looks like a small square with various pins for various applications that goes on the end of your 3/8 drive ratchet.
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
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