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How to get the drain out of a bathtub or sink

There is a special tool that you can buy at your local hardware store, but I found that it doesn't work that great. so take a pair of pliers and turn them upside down, inserting the handles into the drain. and turn counterclockwise. it usually works great.

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how to disassemble the throttle/trigger assembly on at Husqvarna 150BT blower.

Internal or external snap rings usually require a special pair of pliers to remove. In absence, you might try a very pointed pair of needle nose pliers or even a pair of dental tools or similar. Once the ring begins to dislodge from its groove you should be able to work it out. Reinstallation might require the specific tool.

Oct 03, 2014 | Husqvarna 150BT 50CC Gas Leaf Backpack...

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is there a special rear brake tool for 2008 pathfinder

Yes their is a special tool to wind the rear calipers in and push in at the same time ,if no tool then use a G clamp and apply a bit of pressure then turn piston with a pair of water pump pliers ,better if someone turns the G clamp whilst you turn the piston ,but its easier to buy a cheap tool from the auto factor

Mar 21, 2012 | 2008 Nissan Pathfinder

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do i use a c-clamp to get the piston back in place on the rear brakes on a 07 saturn aura

no, you need to get a disc brake tool from your local auto parts store, it will allow you to screww the piston back into the caliper.

Jun 14, 2009 | 2007 Saturn Aura XR Sedan

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My husband is working on the breaks of our son's audi. Is there a special caliper reset tool that is needed?

YES - If it requires pressure and rotation for the piston to be pushed into the caliper you can rent a tool kit from most local auto parts stores for the purchase price and return for a refund when you are done. It is worth the trip if "local" is within an hours drive. I spun one for 30 minutes using bad advice and a pair of pliers and only got a scratched up brake part! I have also seen these at discount tool stores for around $20.

Jan 17, 2009 | 1989 Audi 100

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1998 mustang rear disc brakes

To get the pistons to compress on the rear calipers, you need a special caliper service tool. The piston actually "turns back" into the caliper body rather than going strait in, so a C-clamp will not work. It's really simple to do if you have the right tool, which you should be able to get at your local parts store. It has small notches that fit into the face of the piston- you'll see when you go to use it, quite self explanatory. The big chains like O'Reilly, AutoZone and Advance usually carry these to rent or sell.
One time I was a in a jam, and I used a pair of needle nose pliers but I DO NOT recommend doing that!
Good luck.

Nov 04, 2008 | 1998 Ford Mustang

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