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Cant get caliper to calapse - 1996 Cadillac Eldorado

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Open Bleeder screw. If talking about rear caliper, piston must be turned clockwise, with brake "Cube" to retract.

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You need to buy an ABS brake caliper tool. Or try using molgrips or adjustable plyers becouse the piston needs to screw in to enable it to collapse.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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