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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Question: Piston on Rear brake calipers will not go in.



40mechanic, Slippery Rock, PA, August 04, 2010, 17:01

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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    August 04, 2010, 17:51

    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.

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    40mechanic, August 04, 2010, 17:56

    Thanks for the advice.
    The chevy garage service man said use a C clamp. Probably trying to get more business.
    Thanks again.

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    Visitor, 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

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    Visitor, 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.

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