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Old 06-11-2002, 18:08   #1 (permalink)
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mad HELP! Brake callipers

Im having alot of trouble trying to push my rear brake piston back in its bore... It just wont budge. Am i supposed to unscrew/undo/loosen something too get it back in?? Ive tried clamps and all it just wont move! The piston is pretty far out coz the pad was worn too almost metal! Please help!!

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Old 06-11-2002, 18:37   #2 (permalink)
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Loosen bleeder to bleed off fluid as piston goes back in.

On my ED it is necessary to rotate them (anticlockwise???) as well as push them back down. I know there is a special tool for this but you should be able to improvise something. I think I got by with a LARGE screw driver and spanner but don't rely only on the thread alone, you also have to apply downwards force.

I had to take the caliper off the car on one side to get enough leverage. I think the piston actually comes free from the thread when the pads are excessively worn so it may take some turning before it re-engages.

Hope that helps.
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Old 06-11-2002, 21:15   #3 (permalink)
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Thanx mate... i couldnt budge it so i got lube mobil man out too take a look and he said it was seized. I prolly did it by too many blows with the hammer before i realized it had too be screwed in.
Oh well, got a new calliper.

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