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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
One, take your brake fluid reservoir cap off.
Two, use a thin piece of wood to help you compress the piston on the caliper....do it slow. This way, you don't create a lot of pressure to the reservoir and it won't overflow.
Three, these are the steps to removing and replacing the pads for the rear. It does mention a special tool....but you can use a c-clamp for the same purpose:
Rear To Remove:
Care must be taken when servicing rear brake components without disconnecting the parking brake cable from the brake caliper lever.
When the brake pads are separated from the brake caliper, new brake pads must be installed. The brake pads are one-time use only.
NOTE: The left caliper piston turns clockwise and the right caliper piston turns counterclockwise.
Do not allow grease, oil, brake fluid or other contaminants to contact the brake pad or caliper mating surface. Do not install contaminated pads.
NOTE: Install all the new hardware supplied with brake pad kit.
Posted on May 17, 2009
SOURCE: rear brake caliper removal
I just did the rear caliper on my '95 Deville Concours and found that the caliper would not rotate enough to slide it off the top bolt. My solution was to remove the parking brake cable bracket bolt behind the caliper. This gave me the ability to rotate the caliper enough to get the caliper off of the brake pads and slide the caliper towards the inside of the car.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
With a pair of needle nose pliers turn the pistons clockwise to set them back to base position. The V shape groves are not too deep on the pistons, so make sure you have gloves on, in case of the pliers slip out while turning it.
Posted on Apr 17, 2010
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