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How do i get rear caliber pistons to go in so i can install new pads

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    I tried this but the pistons did not go in, I opened the bleeder screw and they still not go in. Should they go in easily or with a lot of torque from the clamp?

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Use a big C clamp and push it in, use block of wood or metal if necessary to place between piston and clamp

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With a small c-clamp. That's the preferred way. You can get a cheapo 6 or 8" mouthed one for around $10 at an auto parts store. Thanks for using FixYa!!

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