Most of the time you leave the pad that was against the caliper on and use a c-clamp.Some mechanics i know also open the bleeder screw to releave the pressure. it would work either way but, if you losen the bleeder screw fuild will shoot out. i would bleed the caliper after installing the brakes. losen the bleeder screw and have someone else push the brake and let some fluid out. tighten the screw before the brake peddel is let of off or air will be sucked in. air in a hydrolic brake system is bad!
You will need a T55 Torx bit to remove the front caliper of a 2001 Silverado 1500. A torx bit is a screw with a six point star shaped head. These come in different sizes.
A special tool (not expensive available at Sears or auto parts) is required Piston is threaded
# Preparation For Brake Pad Replacement # Remove the Wheel # Unbolt the Caliper # Remove the Old Brake Pads # Compress the Brake Piston # Re-Install the Brake Caliper
Assuming this is the rear caliper you are having trouble with, the piston must be turned clockwise as you gently compress it. You basically have to screw it back in while applying pressure.
there should be 2 bolts which hold the brake caliper on the rotor u will need to remove them to remove the caliper then just use a screwdriver to pop the pads off the caliper u will also need a C clamp to compress the piston back in the caliper or u will not be able the replace the caliper on the rotor
The rear caliper compresses into the bore by rotating the face clockwise. You can do this with a special tool or with long, needle nose pliers. Unlike the front calipers, the piston extends and retracts on a spiral screw attached to the bottom of the caliper bore.
If the emergency brake is on the calipers, you need a special tool to compress the caliper. This should be rentable from the parts store.
Yes, Chevrolet did produce a truck in 2001 called a silverado.
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Had the same problem, The rear caliper piston must be rotated while putting compression on it to get it to compress. There is an inexpensive tool available to do this rotation likely available from your auto parts ( or foreign auto parts ) store. Tool also offered on internet. Also the caliper may be shot and will not compress in which case you replace the caliper, which aside from having to bleed the brakes isn't a bad job