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I'm trying to replace my rear brake pads and I can't seem to back the piston back into the caliper. I've done the front pads with no problem and the rears are stuck. I've used two different C clamps and even a cheater bar on the clamp and it doesn't budge. Am I forgetting a step or something. Any help is greatly appreciated. And now I can't seem to get the original pads back in, so no way to get to work tomorrow! :surprised

 

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C-Clamp won't work..you have to screw it in with a large screw driver!!! or you can use pliers open them up put them in the slots and twist it like you would any screw and it'll go right in :cheese:
 

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just be glad its not a ford. ford turnbacks suck you need this weird tool and half the time it dont grip right and i end up using channel locks to get them back
 

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I had the same problem, but I also had to replace the calipers as well, but thats another story.

I went to my local auto parts store and they said there are some Jap cars that have this, and I had to buy a special tool with little notches in it for different calipers. You could also go pick that up, I think it was $10 or so.

If you don't know what I'm talking about I can take a picture of it.
 

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GreenG20t said:
I feel stupid! I'll go try it. That explains why the huge C clamp and cheater bar wouldn't work.
I know how you feel! I replaced my calipers several times before I caught on. Make sure to throw some brake lubrication on the slider pins too.
 

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Yep..you can pretty much use anything..just make sure you hold on to it tight and press firmly on the pliers, because they can slip and start to chip the metal part of the piston you are trying to put in....I chip it every once in a while, but not enough to cause any problems :cheese:
 

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i'm using channel locks to do the job, and the piston is spinning around no problem, but i dont think the piston is moving in at all. how much do you have to turn it to make it go all the way in?
 

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Get one O these

 

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J..M said:
Get one O these

oddly enough, i had one of those in my toolbox lol...got that ish finished in 10 minutes with that little thing :D
 
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