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Old 02-07-2003, 01:38   #1 (permalink)
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i have an EB2 and i was changing the front brake pads, the piston has come out of its housing i think u call it and i dont know how to get the prick back in??? please ne one out there i need help quick otherwise i have NO CAR???
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Check that the main seal is still correctly in place in the caliper. Pull the boot out of the caliper. Slide it over the piston in the correct direction. With the boot down the bottom of the piston, feed the boot back into the groove in the caliper. Make sure it is sitting in correctly. Gently push the piston back into the caliper, pulling the boot back up the piston as it goes in. The boot should concertina up as the piston slides home. Do NOT use any grease or petroleum based products to clean or lubricate any componants, only brake fluid. Do NOT substitute anything else for brake fluid if you don't have any, including reservoir top up.
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thanks mate ill try that now:) hope it works
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hmm piston just dosent want to go back into its housing even after that i got the rubber boot?? and put it on the piston the main seal is fine but it just dosent want to go back into the housing????
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How are you trying ? I usually do it with the calliper bolted on and ply apart with a big screw driver or wheel brace[the thinner wedged end]with the old pads still there so it pulls back evenly between pad and rotor.Start with thin / small screwdriver first..
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hmm i was trying with out the pads in place the piston really wont go back into the housing no matter how hard u push??? btw what do u mean by calliper bolted on i still have it all attached i was trying to change brake pads and made the mistake of taking off the pads then depressing the brake to drain the fluid from the resivure and the piston poped out:( now i cant get it in???
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Yep, Ive done that too. There a real bastard to get back in aren't they,

I managed after I had the caliper off the car so I could get a better go at it. I am sure it also helped that there was no brake line/fluid attached fighting against the piston going back in.

Make sure your bleed the brakes well if your successful once its all back on the car (put pads in first or you'll do it again).
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