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Piston went litle but not enough to install the disc pads i use the c clamp can you help

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A 6" C-clamp should compress the brake cylinder, the cylinder will have to be compressed fully or it will not allow you to install the new pads onto the rotor. if the cylinder is not compressing then you may need to be replaced. Hope this helped Tim

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Remove brake fluid from the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir until the reservoir is approximately 1/2 full. Discard the removed fluid.
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    1. Remove or disconnect the following:
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