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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-26-09, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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[FIXED] Front caliper pistons won't compress all the way

Hi,

I have a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2. I'm trying to change the front brake pads. My problem is that I can't compress the caliper pistons all the way. This is happening in both front calipers. In the pictures I have below, you will notice that the caliper is not flush with the caliper.

I have tried mostly everything:
  1. Removed cap from master cylinder to relieve pressure
  2. Opened up bleeder valves in calipers
  3. Tried using a C-Clamp to compress caliper pistons

Here are some images of the caliper:




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Re: Front caliper pistons won't compress all the way

FIXED

The caliper bolt shafts (where the caliper bolts go) were the culprit. All I needed to do was nudge them and shift them to allow the caliper to rest firmly on the rotor.
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