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How do I get the brake caliper to retract after changing the front brake pads on a 2009 honda civic

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There is a caliper expansion tool that you can get at any auto parts store. You should expand the caliper before inserting the new pads. Always expand it until the caliper piston will not go any further. After you get the caliper back on with the new pads, make sure to pump the brake pedal to repressure the caliper. You also should bleed the line afterwards.

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  1. s1v~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure the master cylinder reservoir does not overfill and spill brake fluid while retracting the front disc brake caliper piston.
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  1. s1v~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: It is necessary to depress the brake pedal several times to position the front disc brake caliper piston before driving the vehicle.

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