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rear disc pads
08-17-2011, 05:19 PM
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rear disc pads
anybody know how to compress rear caliper piston on 1995 buick riviera.i usually remove lid on fluid reservoir,then use a c-clamp to squeeze it.it doesn't budge.so i tried the internet and read that all you need to do is spin the piston 1.5 turns clockwise and it should compress.no luck and ive also tried spinning the other way because clockwise facing the car may not be how it was intended,but again no movement,even with a c-clamp boost.i don't want to open the brake lines since this really shouldn't be necessary.am i nuts??
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08-17-2011, 06:41 PM
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RE: rear disc pads
Do you have the tool? Not expensive. You can get one at most parts stores. It looks like a little cube and it makes things so much easier.

Please let us know if that helps.

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08-17-2011, 09:47 PM
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RE: rear disc pads
Yes, the tool allows you to twist and push in at the same time.

That said, if you have gone several turns and it won't budge then the parking brake portion of the caliper may be stuck, which will require you to overhaul the caliper or buy rebuilt units. Rebuilts units are cheap so might be worth a phone call to your local parts house.
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