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Trying to replace the brake pads. what do i need to do to get the caliper to go back in so i can put it on over the brake pads again?

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You can loosen the bleeder valve and then use a C clamp to press it back in and then retighten the valve, You will lose a little fluid but will not need to re-bleed the lines.
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Go to any auto parts store and ask for a " Disc brake pad spreader ",,they cost about 10 Dollars.<br />Easy to use, instructions included.<br />1. attach clear plastic tube to caliper bleed screw.<br />2. install one of the brake pads against the calipers piston. <br />3. install tool between ears of caliper and brake pad, tighten tool till snug, do not over tighten.<br />4. loosen bleeder screw.<br />5. slowly tighten spreader tool screw ( you will see brake fluid in the clear plastic tube and the caliper piston will be pushed into the caliper ).<br />6. tighten bleeder screw.<br />7. remove spreader tool.<br />8. install 2nd brake pad and attempt to install caliper over brake rotor. <br />9. repeat process if necessary.<br />10. when finished, bleed entire brake system.<br />

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You do not have to loosen the bleeder valve as it will create more work as you will have to re-bleed the brakes. Just use a large C<br />clamp with a hockey puck that is placed over the piston or you can use the old pad to help push it in.<br />

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

  • mike looccm Aug 26, 2010

    Incorrect, as long as you do not press on the brake pedal you will not have to rebleed the brake system.

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there is a special tool for the rear calipers,it turns and pushes at the same time.If it is on the front,try loosening the bleeder as you push if the caliper goes in and fluid comes out then you will need to replace the rubber brake hose

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SOURCE: brakes to the floor 99 blazer

probably need to be bled again on that side

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SOURCE: brakes to the floor(almost) 99 blazer

bleed the brake again. if the pedal goes to the floor with little resistance, then the master cylinder is your problem.
the shim is to depress the noise when you applied the brake. you can skip that, if the brake works without it.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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