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WAS CHANGING BRAKES AND ROTORS ON MY 2003 RENDEZVOUS AND NOW CALIBER WILL NOT GO BACK IN DOES THIS MEAN THAT IT IS BAD WAS THE REAR

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You may need to rotate the piston in the caliper, instead of just squeezing it in with a c-clamp-also, is the master cylinder cap loose? Do not remove it, but it needs to be loose if you are trying to press the pistons in the bores. I use a pair of needle nose plyers to turn the screw-type rear caliper pistons in.

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