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How to change the rear brakes for this car

I try to push with a c-clamp and dont go back look like i need special tool to push back

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Rear disque brake they sell those tolls cheap you got to turn the piston and have to push in the same time hope you didnt try to hard with our c clamp you might have damaged the caliper hope it FIXYA our problem thanks pierre

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Special tool can be bought OR.... With a pair of adjustible pliars grip the piston (DO NOT DAMAGE THE RUBBER BOOT) by the tip and screw clockwise while appling pressure with c-clamp Screw then press, screw then press untill all the way in. Set park brake several times to reset brakes after repair is complete.

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