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Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:02 PM

I am trying to change the rear brake pads on my T/A. How do I get the piston back into the caliper?
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:44 PM

97bluebird, on Jun 18 2006, 01:02 PM, said:

I am trying to change the rear brake pads on my T/A. How do I get the piston back into the caliper?
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First, open the master cylinder cap and remove some of the fluid. Then, use a very large c-clamp to SLOWLY depress it back in. Keep checking to make sure you don't overflow the master cylinder.
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:57 PM

Ha Bob, Im not sure on the 4th gens, but dont they have the type that have to be turned to get them in?

If they are the push in type, I have used a pry bar for years. Just leave the old pads in and pry between the pad and the rotor, and work the cylinder back in. Then remove and replace the pads. I've always done it that way unless I had the screw in type. C-clamps can be a pain in the butt sometimes.
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 02:08 PM

They are push in, that is how I did mine. :29snick:
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 03:45 PM

I figured it out. They are push in. I thought they were the turn in kind too.
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 03:47 PM

i just use the old pads and a large c clamp on disk brakes
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 04:33 PM

you can usually turn the piston back in with a pair of needle nose pliers, one end in each grove and twist, or you can get a rear disc brake caliper tool kit which will have all of the right adapters for many other jobs too..
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 06:29 PM

I have the tool for my Acura but the Bird doesn't have twist in pistons they are push in.
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