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I am replacing the rear disc brake pads on my 2004 pontiac grand prix and I canot deprise the caliper so it can cover the nwew brake shoes

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Open the cap on the brake fluid reservoir, push in the caliper, install the new pads and close the reservoir.. Purge needed afterwards should be minimal.

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YOU NEED A C CLAMP ASK AT THE PARTS STORE WONCE YOU SEE IT YOU WILL UNDERSTAND

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YOU NEED A SPECIAL TOOL TO DO THAT YOU HAVE TO PUSH AND TURN AT THE SAME TIME TO GET IT TO GO BACK IN YOU WILL SEE SOME SMALL HOLES IN THE PISTON THEY HAVE TO GO UP AND DOWN SO THE PAD WILL FIT IN

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You need to rent a tool, or try to use a pair of needle nose pliers. Most auto stores will rent you a tool for free, you have to pay a deposit, you will get back upon the return of the tool. Anyway the piston has to screw in at the same time as it is pressed in. So you can try the needle nose pliers and try screwing the piston at the same time as you push it in. But thats the trick.

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1 Use the spanner tool to rotate the piston clockwise all the way into the caliper. Make sure the notches on the piston are at the 6 and 12 o'clock positions. There is a boot (rubber seal) around the piston bore. Lift the seal's inner edge and press out any trapped air. Insert the brake pad clips into the caliper support.

2 Apply a thin coat of lubricant to the parts of the inner pad that come in contact with the caliper piston and mounting areas. As you install the brake pads in the caliper support, make sure the wear sensors are downward and at the leading edge of the rotor when the tire rotates. Push the brake pads into the support, holding the metal shoe edge against the spring end of the pad clips. This slightly bends the spring ends and lets the notches engage with the support. This step does not apply for the Grand Prix RPO Z7U.

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4 Replace the tire wheel assembly. Lower the car to the ground.

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