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I have a 2009 doge caravan and i just try to change the rear breakes but the caliper is not going back. i try a clamp but stil not going back, i open the main brake fluit bottle to release presure but still realy hard. what i can do, my van is jack stands right now?

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The calipers need to be screwed in

Posted on Oct 23, 2014

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Rear brake pads last about 70,000 miles,that is 5 years or more !!!

Turn the parking brake in,turn the caliper piston in first,then compress piston.

Ratchet park brake up ,after back together and system bleed (all 4 corners)

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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