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Caliper/piston i am recently changing my rear break pads but in order to fit the new ones on i need the piston on the caliper to move back into the caliper body so i can install the new and much thicker break pads. the problem: i cant get the piston back into the caliper far enough to make room for the new ones. I tried pushing and twisting it back in but it wont budge. What do i need to do?

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Take the cap off the master cylinder. Suck out all the fluid. Then gently pry apart the piston(s). When done replace the fluid or better yet bleed/flush the entire system. Replace the cap, and go ride. ,,,

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