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How do you change rear pads and rotors when caliper has pistons?

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2006-08-24 01:11:44
2006-08-24 01:11:44

Depending on the make/model/year of vehicle, you may have to get a rear caliper tool. Some rear calipers need to be turned to retract them.

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