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Rear brake piston will spin but deosn't seem to retract, how do i get it to retract? I bought the special tool to fit in the grooves and i was told i'm supposed to spin it clockwise, but nothing happens. Is there something special i need to do?

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2005 stang had the same prob. tried the needle nose, and the oreilly cube on my ratchet, but needed the hulk to push hard enough. ended up buying a caliper tool kit( kinda works opposite a puller by pushing) at harbor freight tools for 29.00. had the job done in 5 minutes effortlessly

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Crack the bleeder screw open and turn in the piston with your tool pushing in at the same time. After the piston is pushed in all the way tighten the bleeder valve.

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