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Rear wheel caliper

I am using a c clamp and cannot get the caliper to go in on my 2004 pontiac, any suggestions?

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  • dbd70 Jul 06, 2008

    Suggestions?

  • dbd70 Jul 07, 2008

    The Solution is somehting I have not seen before but simple. You simply turn the piston clockwise and it goes to the neutral postion.

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Open the cap of the master cylinder. use a block of wood accross the piston and evenly push back the caliper.

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Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

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To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

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