Question about 1995 Nissan Maxima
The correct way to retract a rear caliper on a fourth generation Maxima (95-99) is to go to you local parts store and for about 10 bucks they sell a tool that looks like a cube it fits on the grooves of the the piston and you turn it clockwise with a rachet I actually just did mine last weekend also if you have a pair of channel locks providing your carefull you can turn the piston in that way also but you NEED to be carfull of the boot Thanks -Al
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
I have long since resolved the problem, and you will never ever retract it with visegrips, C clamps or any other force. The parts store loaned me the proper tool and it actually fits into the piston grooves and cranks (turns) it in. Takes less than 5 mins once you have the tool. It is related to the emergency brake function, and does involve screwing the piston back. Thanks for those who did try to help, and sorry for anyone who thinks you can do this with force. Best you could hope for would be to damage something and end up buying a new caliper.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
Once you have the caliper off the mounting bracket, take off the outside pad, leave the inside pad in place (the one against the piston) and use a clamp, or a pair of C jaw vise grips.
Loosen the bleeder valve on the caliper just a little (1/8 to 1/4 turn), and slowly squeeze the piston back in. If you stop anywhere along the way, make sure to close the bleeder valve so that it does not draw air back into the system. Squeeze it down until it has completely seated back into the housing.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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