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Old 06-14-2005, 00:13   #1 (permalink)
mischief_twin_1
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2000 Brakes

I am having problems depressing the caliper all the way on my rear brakes.
I have screwed it down, but it gets to a point that all it does is spin
freely and there is still not enough room to place the new pads. any idea?
thanks


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:13   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Brakes

FYI its a 2000 model.


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:13   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Brakes

You can buy the tool at advance to compress the pistons for under 10 bucks.



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Brakes

On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 05:20:33 GMT, "Richard" <r-manders@shaw.ca> wrote:

>Remove the cap on the master cylinder and siphon off about 1/2 of brake
>fluid. Using a C clamp compress the pistons until they bottom out by putting
>one clamping pad on the caliper body and the other on the outer brake pad.
>With the piston(s) fully retracted the caliper and pads will easily slip
>over the rotor.
>
>--
>Richard


That sounds right for the front shoes but unfortunately he's having
difficulty with the rears.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Brakes


"mischief_twin_1" <mischieftwin@usintouch.com> wrote in message
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> ok I have rotated the piston until it seems to turn freely. Are you saying
> that I need to squeeze the piston now with a C clamp?


You're supposed to press it in while your rotating it.
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Brakes

You are so right. Must have been brain dead that night.
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"RSCamaro" <rscamero@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 05:20:33 GMT, "Richard" <r-manders@shaw.ca> wrote:
>
> >Remove the cap on the master cylinder and siphon off about 1/2 of brake
> >fluid. Using a C clamp compress the pistons until they bottom out by

putting
> >one clamping pad on the caliper body and the other on the outer brake

pad.
> >With the piston(s) fully retracted the caliper and pads will easily slip
> >over the rotor.
> >
> >--
> >Richard

>
> That sounds right for the front shoes but unfortunately he's having
> difficulty with the rears.
>
> ...Ron
> --
> 68' Camaro RS
> 88' Firebird Formula
> 00' Mustang GT Vert



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Brakes

Rotate the piston clockwise- screw the piston in all the way and align the
notches in the piston with the openings in the caliper. BTW there is a
special tool for this but needle nose pliers may work.

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Under Drive Pulleys
Transgo HD2 Reprogramming Kit
High Stall Torque Converter
4:10 Gears
Gripp Sub Frame Connectors (welded)
FRPP Aluminum Drive shaft
FRPP M5400-A Suspension
Laser Red

"mischief_twin_1" <mischieftwin@usintouch.com> wrote in message
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> ok I have rotated the piston until it seems to turn freely. Are you saying
> that I need to squeeze the piston now with a C clamp?
>
>



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Brakes

On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 05:20:33 GMT, "Richard" <r-manders@shaw.ca> wrote:

>Remove the cap on the master cylinder and siphon off about 1/2 of brake
>fluid. Using a C clamp compress the pistons until they bottom out by putting
>one clamping pad on the caliper body and the other on the outer brake pad.
>With the piston(s) fully retracted the caliper and pads will easily slip
>over the rotor.



ouch!!!!!
you just focked his rear caliper


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 Brakes

On Thu, 02 Jun 2005 12:28:45 -0400, "mischief_twin_1"
<mischieftwin@usintouch.com> wrote:

>ok I have rotated the piston until it seems to turn freely. Are you saying
>that I need to squeeze the piston now with a C clamp?
>


puch and turn at the same time
buy the proper tool
FOCTARD

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