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#1 OFFLINE   bigboy

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:48 PM

just bought new discs bear and can't get piston of caliper (rear) to go in is there a special tool if so can someone send me pics of tool or any advice would be appreciated

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:58 PM

You need a tool like this; or a big pair of needle-nose pliers can sometimes be used if its not too tight.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:13 PM

ilmor is correct with the tool or long needle - nose pliers -BUT remember- you will need to rotate the piston clockwise while pushing in on the piston in order to get it to retract if using the pliers - the tool helps because it only goes one way. Remember to align the (V-shape) holes on the piston to the pin location on the back of the pad or the pad will not seat properly to the piston.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:27 PM

You need a tool like this; or a big pair of needle-nose pliers can sometimes be used if its not too tight.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:28 PM

ilmor is correct with the tool or long needle - nose pliers -BUT remember- you will need to rotate the piston clockwise while pushing in on the piston in order to get it to retract if using the pliers - the tool helps because it only goes one way. Remember to align the (V-shape) holes on the piston to the pin location on the back of the pad or the pad will not seat properly to the piston.


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:53 PM

just bought new discs bear and can't get piston of caliper (rear) to go in is there a special tool if so can someone send me pics of tool or any advice would be appreciated

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Auto zone will lend for free you that tool that ilmor showed you
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:08 AM

If so inclined, it is a pretty simple tool to make as well.
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:44 AM

I just bought a set of those tools from Harbor Freight Tools down the street for $39, if that helps any.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:03 PM

just bought new discs bear and can't get piston of caliper (rear) to go in is there a special tool if so can someone send me pics of tool or any advice would be appreciated

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Don't bother with a 'special tool'. Get yourself a big pair of channel pliers. Open those suckers up large enough to grasp the piston and screw it in as far as you need to. Done! Installed rear cross-drilled rotors in 1.2 hours in the rear.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:11 PM

Btw, I didn't read all the other posts but there is a trick: MAKE SURE the slots on the piston are straight up and down. Otherwise you'll never get the caliper back on. There are two nipples on the back of the pads that need to slide down on to install the calper. Learned that the hard way...

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:25 AM

Btw, I didn't read all the other posts


Really? Never would have guessed :hysterical2:
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:29 AM

Don't bother with a 'special tool'. Get yourself a big pair of channel pliers. Open those suckers up large enough to grasp the piston and screw it in as far as you need to. Done! Installed rear cross-drilled rotors in 1.2 hours in the rear.


To each his own,, but umm channel locks are for plumbing repairs and stuck in the woods, no way to walk out, last ditch chance to get it fixed tools.

If you can afford to buy a GT500, and not the proper tool... or at least one that will not chew up the caliper piston.. perhaps having others work on your car, or buying a car you can afford is a better idea.

NOTE: Channel locks chewing on the caliper piston trying to reset it, is not a great idea... in my opinion.... to each his own, do what works for you.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

When I do brake work, I use all the proper tooling...just saying.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:39 PM

Even with the correct tool, it took a lot of elbow grease to drive those pistons in. Wish the end of the tool could accept a 1/2" ratchet.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

Even with the correct tool, it took a lot of elbow grease to drive those pistons in. Wish the end of the tool could accept a 1/2" ratchet.

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really i have the same tool and it wasnt too bad...
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