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How do you collapse the rear brake piston on a 1994 Lincoln Continental to replace the pads?


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2015-07-15 21:17:39
2015-07-15 21:17:39

Typically, you take one of the pads that you removed, place it on the piston and use a large clamp to compress it back it. Some vehicle have pistons that screw in.

Most autoparts stores have a free loan a tool program, where you can get a tool specifically designed to push the piston back in. If the piston is ceased and won't move, then you'll likely have to replace the whole caliper. After market parts are cheap and a rebuilt caliper is about $125.

The 1995 has pistons that screw in I rented a tool from Auto Zone that made it a snap.


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