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Rear Disk Brakes

How do I get the Piston in the caliper back to fit new diskpads?

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If it's the rear brakes you're talking about, do not try to compress
the piston with channel locks or a C clamp. You will need the special tool that enables you to screw the piston back into the
caliper. The tool is available from places such as Sears, Snap On, Matco, Mac, Napa, and other parts suppliers where tools are also sold.
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You press it in using a variety of tools: a special tool is actually made for this, but:
I use a large pair of channel-lock pliers, but I place some plywood against the pistons first so not to scratch. This is actually a good time to "exercise" the pistons back and forth nealy full stroke because it helps to prevent corrosion inside the cylinder walls. Watch the brake fluid reservoir since pressing may overflow it!
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