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How do you get rear caliper cylinders to collapse back in.

(1996 Infiniti I30)
in Kennebunkport, ME on November 24, 2012
usually you use a clamp to compress the cylinder or a wrench to screw in but I've tried both ways and they are not compreeing
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on November 24, 2012
Use a universal 'caliper' tool sold at any parts house. They usually work with a 3/8 drive extension. If it's extremely tight to turn 'in' , try turning it 'out' (counterclockwise) first , for about a 1/4 turn. May need to work it back and forth a little. If it still won't go in you'll hav to replace the caliper. Make sure whichever you do , that you have it lined up properly for pin on pad or you'll have spongy brake pedal and most likely no parking brake (or very weak).
on November 24, 2012
there is a special tool to use on rear calipers...
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