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How do I compress the back calpers because the e brake I think is stoping me from doing this

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You have to rotate the piston. Here is the procedure from autozone.com:
See Figure 1

  1. If equipped with an air bag, disconnect the negative battery cable and properly disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), as detailed in Chassis Electrical .
  2. Loosen the lug nuts, then Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
  3. Remove the rear wheel.
  4. Remove the 2 caliper mounting bolts and remove the caliper from the bracket.
  5. Remove the pads, shims and pad retainers.

To install:
  1. Clean the caliper thoroughly removing any dirt or dust. Check the brake rotor for grooves or cracks; machine or replace, as necessary.
  2. Install the pad retainers. Apply a disc brake pad lubricant to both surfaces of the shims and the back of the disc brake pads. Do not get any lubricant on the braking surface of the pad.
  3. Install the pads and shims.
  4. Use a suitable tool to rotate the caliper piston clockwise into the caliper bore, enough to fit over the brake pads. Lubricate the piston boot with silicone grease to avoid twisting the piston boot.

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Fig. Fig. 1: The piston must be rotated to seat it in its bore

  1. Install the brake caliper, aligning the cut-out in the piston with the tab on the inner pad. Tighten the mounting bolts.
  2. Install the wheel. Lower the vehicle.
  3. Check the fluid in the master cylinder and add as required. Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the pads.
  4. If equipped, enable the SRS system and connect the negative battery cable.

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