How do you decompress the the rear brake piston on a 1998 Mustang GT?
We ran into that problem on our 96 Buick, seems that there is a special tool that turns the brake piston counter clock wise to decompress it. Most of the parts stores have them. If you use a C Clamp to try to force it to decompress then expect to replace the caliper. This has to do with the fact that the parking brake is on the rear. Good Luck maybe this helps
BUY THE TOOL..........ROTATE THE REAR CALIPER PISTON.........A C-CLAMP WILL DAMAGE THE CALIPER. BAD, BAD, BAD. <YOU> SHOULD BUY A SHOP MANUAL.
The answer provided is fine if it applied to the front brakes. The rears on a mustang of this vintage have a caliper piston that needs to be turned clockwise. There is a special tool for this, some have had sucess using a beefy set of needlenose to turn the piston. The tool is only about 10 bucks.
Hi there ! I have just renovated my front and rear brakes om my Passat 1.8T 1998. This is the way to retract the rear Lucas caliper piston: You need to press and clockwise twist the brake piston in the caliper. First I tried with my standard tools but it was to hard so I purchased a special retraction tool f
The back brakes on my Honda Accord are disc brakes. After removing the brake cylinder assembly you will see the brake cylinder piston end has a slot in it. The short pin on the back side of the inner brake pad fits into this slot, but also it is used to 'Turn' (clock-wise) the piston back into the cylinder so you fit the assembly back over the new 'thicker' pads. You can not 'press' this…
You need to turn (screw, rotate) the piston clockwise in the caliper a large number of times to make it fully retract. You can insert some kind of tool into the indentations in the face of the piston, or grip the very top edge of the piston with pliers in order to turn it. It has to be fully retracted to allow enough space for "new" pads to be installed.
Whoever replaced your pads may have neglected to apply anti squeal goop to the back of the new brake pads. Brake pads should have some greasy stuff smeared on their surfaces where they meet the caliper, the caliper piston, and at the ends where they fit into the caliper. The squeal is caused by high frequency vibration where the back of the pad presses against the caliper and caliper piston(s).
I will try to make this a simple as possible. Engage the parking brake. Loosen (Don't remove) the lug nuts on the front tires. Jack up the car. Insert Jack Stands under the front of the car. Remove the lug-nuts and one tire You should now be able to see the brake caliper and disks. Loosen the cover on the brake fluid reservoir under the hood so air can get in and out. There are…
When replacing brake lines, wheel cylinders or calipers air will get into the lines because they were taken apart. Usually air gets into the lines before you work on it because the master cylinder got too low on brake fluid letting air into the lines. Also a bad seal on a caliper piston and a brake wheel cylinder will allow air into the lines.
Remove wheels Make sure parking brake is released Remove caliper mounting bolts Remove Rotor Re-install caliper Need special tool to retract piston (it threads in clockwise) Tool available at auto parts or Sears--Not expensive Re-tract piston Install new pads Remove caliper, Re-install Rotor and re-assemble REMEMBER TO PUMP BRAKE TO RESET PADS TO ROTOR PRIOR TO MOVING VEHICLE
1998 Isuzu rodeo I'm changing the rear brakes it has disk and drum brakes can't get the cylinder to push back in on the caliper?
If the parking brake is attached to this unit a special tool is required, because piston may be threaded to operate parking brake. Tool is not expensive and available at Sears or auto parts. If this is a front wheel with no parking brake then caliper is frozen and will require either rebuilding or replacing