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Old 08-10-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Brake Change Problems sighhhh

So i'm trying to change my rear brakes and I'm encountering a problem pushing back in the cylinder (into the caliper to make room for the new pads). I'm using the proper tools, I just can't seem to push the cylinder back in.

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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You need a caliper wind in tool. You can rent one from auto zone.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:49 PM   #3
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Alot of the new brakes actually screw in so I would try that instead of trying to push the cylinder in.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #4
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So i'm trying to change my rear brakes and I'm encountering a problem pushing back in the cylinder (into the caliper to make room for the new pads). I'm using the proper tools, I just can't seem to push the cylinder back in.

Any suggestions?

Thanks guys.
We have to squeeze them with bigass pliers, or put both pads in and put a screwdriver in between them with the tip on the hub-side pad, and use the screwdriver like a crowbar to depress the piston
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I'm using the caliper wind in tool, and it just won't depress at all.
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well tits!
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:15 PM   #7
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Did you remove the cap off the fluid and make sure there is room for the fluid to return? Just a shot in the dark!
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Did you remove the cap off the fluid and make sure there is room for the fluid to return? Just a shot in the dark!
yep. -_-
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You shouldnt have to do that. I never have. not saying ur wrong, its just a step ive never had to do..
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yeh i can't get any movement at all from the piston so i'm towing it into my mechanic tomorrow. what a bummer-_____-
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E-brake is disengaged?
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:00 PM   #12
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try using a C-clamp?
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E-brake is disengaged, and C-clamps get less grip than the actual tool.

There is a picture of the fail. Underneath the rubber seal is the piston, which is not budging.
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Can you get the tool to rotate the piston? If not, the piston may have come out too far and got seized. That can happen if you wait till your pads are worn to the backing plate. If it does rotate, there must be pressure applied to the piston to actually push it in as it rotates. That's why you need to proper tool (which it looks like you do). Good luck!
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