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Rear calipers how do you return the piston to the (in) postion. putting new pads and rotors on it. not sure how the piston is moved back to allow for the new pads. on the front i was able to use a c-clamp, however the rear are not moving the way the front did. any suggestions?

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Yep - Ford uses screw-in rear pistons on the calipers. You can go to AutoZone and rent the piston retracting tools to get the calipers back in where they need to be. Look at the face of the piston - see the two notches across from each other? That's where the pins on the retracting tool will sit, so that you can screw them in. Make sure you remove the brake fluid reservoir cap to make it easier to screw them in, and then put it back on as soon as you're done.

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