Even though bleeder is open and "c" clamp applied, the piston on the caliper will not retract enough to allow yoke to fit over new pads. There is still about 3/8" retraction required.
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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Question: Piston on Rear brake calipers will not go in.
Answer #1Pvt-Public August 04, 2010, 17:51Master
That's because it needs to be twisted in like a screw. Go buy a repair manual and hope you didn't mess it up with the c-clamp.
Reply40mechanic, August 04, 2010, 17:56Rookie
Thanks for the advice.
The chevy garage service man said use a C clamp. Probably trying to get more business.
Answer #2Visitor, September 19, 2010, 22:21
calipers must be turned in use indentations in calaper good needle nose plyers will work push and turn not sure of direction observe as you do it for direction
Answer #3Visitor, November 18, 2010, 16:07
There is a tool you need to buy that is called a rear brake piston tool or something like that, it's about 10-12 dollars.