Use a large C- clamp to depress the piston enough to remove the caliper.
How do you compress the rear break caliper, pistons on a 2002 Sierra ?
I just did mine. Use a screw driver to press the brake pads away from the rotor and compress the caliper pistons back some so you can remove the caliper off of hte rotor. Losen and remove the bolts to the brake caliper. DO NOT DISCONNECT the brake line from the caliper! Get you a c-clamp and a piece of 1/4 board about 4 inches long. Once you have removed the caliper from the mount and removed the brake pads support the caliper with one hand. Place the wood over the caliper pistons and using the c-clamp place it over the wood and center of both pistons and other side of caliper to compress the pistons back into the caliper. Make sure you DO NOT PINCH the rubber boots on the pistons. Once you have compressed the pistons back into the calipers install your new pads and calipers back on the mounting surface and tighten the bolts back to torque specs.
Jack up and block the car remove wheel pry back the caliper pistons with out breaking the pistons then remove caliper and pads.Reverse to install and pump brake pedal until it gets hard.
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.
you will need a c clamp to depress the caliper after pulling the brakes, first take the tire off second there are usually 2 bolts to the caliper remove the bolts third you will find the pads once you remove the caliper they will just snap in then you will need a flat surface to push agaisnt the caliper to depress it i usually use the old pad when you have finished you will need to pump your brakes in the car until the are hard.
Remove wheel Re-install 2 lug nuts to hold rotor in place Remove 2 caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor Use a "C" clamp to fully depress piston into caliper body Replace inner and outer pads Re-install caliper Depress brake pedal to set pads against rotor PRIOR TO MOVING VEHICLE
Best to just buy a rebuilt caliper complete. Cost is about 20 bucks or so.
Remove the wheels, then the bolt that holds the pin that holds the caliper on. Drive the pin out then depress the piston completely in the caliper. Make sure to use the anti squeek grease or shims when reassembling it.
jack and support vehicle Remove wheel Re-intall 2 lug nuts to hold rotor in place Remove caliper mounting bolts (2) Slide caliper off rotor use a "C" clamp to fully depress piston into caliper body Replace inner and outer pads Re-Install caliper DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL TO SET PADS AGAINST ROTOR PRIOR TO MOVING VEHICLE Re-install wheel
same as on all disc break pad changes, but you must have special tool to depress caliper. a c clamp will not work. must have tool to put onto 3/8 in. drive socket and turn clockwise and this will depress caliper. replace pads, bleed and this was the most challenging part of the job.
screw it in turn the piston clockwise and screw it in , only for rear brakes
To change the disc brake pads on a 2003 F250 you will first need to remove the wheel and tire. There are 2 caliper bolts behind the caliper which need to be removed. Then use a special tool or C-Clamp to push in the caliper pistons and replace the disc brake pads.
I your doing the drivers side turn the steering wheel left hand down to help access to the brakes, jack up the vehicle and take off the wheel. On the inside of the brake caliper youll see 2 circular covers top and bottom, remove the bottom cover using a small screw driver and youll find a torx bolt, undo this bolt and pull the caliper open, the pads are now in the open, prise these out and replace with new ones, before you replace the caliper the pistons need to be pushed back into place, remove the brake fluid cap and push the caliper pistons back into the caliper, you can buy a tool for this but can be done without if your wound up enough. Once the caliper pistons are back into the caliper replace the caliper and replace the torx bolt, replace the brake fluid cap, replace the wheel. DONT FORGET THE PISTONS ARE PUSHED BACK INTO THERE SLEEVES, BEFORE DRIVING ALWAYS PUMP THE BRAKE PEDAL TILL ITS BACK TO NORMAL sound obvious but unless you do this you wont have any brakes
Look at the pistons in the caliper. If it is a cup type piston there could be several reasons for this, (requiring researching technical manuals). But if it is a solid piston with what appears to be 4 raised tabs around the piston in a + configuration this suggests that you may need to screw the piston back into the caliper turning it clockwise. Sometimes this takes quite a bit of turning. Otherwise the pistons are stuck, or you might need to open the bleed screws and compress the pistons as some vehicles have one-way pressure valves in the system. . To add a '96 cutlass caliper piston has to be screwed in clockwise with also applying steady pressure
Take the front wheels off. turn steering so that you can access the brake caliper. Remove lower bolt on caliper. Pull the caliper up and take out the old pads. Depress the piston for the caliper all the way. i use channel locks. Careful not to damage the rubber gaskets and grommets. Put the new pads in the caliper and swing the caliper back over the disc. Grease the bolt with lithium grease and put a little anti seize on the threads. Put bolt back in and tighten. Repeat proceedure on other wheel. You might neede to take a little brake fluid out of the master cylinder to depress calipers all the way to get new pads in. I've done this 8-10 times as I've had my truck for 22 years. Probably take less than an hour.
jack and support vehicle remove wheel re-install 2 lug nuts to hold rotor in place remove 2 caliper mounting bolts slide caliper off rotor use a "C" clamp to fully depress piston into caliper body replace inner and outer pads re-install caliper PUMP BRAKE PEDAL TO SET PADS AGAINST ROTOR PRIOR TO MOVING VEHICLE
1. Unbolt/remove the wheel 2. Unbolt/remove the caliper 3. Remove/replace the rotor 4. Pull the retainer clips out of the retainer pins on the caliper 5. Remove the retainer pins and let the pads fall 6. Insert the new pads and fix in place with retainer pins 7. Insert the retainer clips 8. Depress the caliper with a c clamp 9. Install the caliper 10. Install the wheel
If you do not know how to properly replace brake pads then you should send your truck to a mechanic. Working on your car without proper knowledge could hurt you and the car.
Remove wheels Remove 2 caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor Rotor will slide off hub Use a "C" clamp to fully retract pistons into caliper body Replace pads inner and outer Install rotor Slide caliper onto rotor and secure PUMP BRAKE PEDAL TO SET PADS AGAINST ROTOR PRIOR TO MOVING VEHICLE
take wheels off, Open the brake fluid reservoir and place a cloth around it just incase it spills, then there will be 2 hex bolts on the caliper. Depending on the year, could be 1/2 inch or 3/8th. Remove them. Wiggle off the caliper and remove/replace pads. Compress the pistons on the caliper enough to fit over the new pads.
dodge brakes are east to change remove wheel remove 2 bolts on rear side of caliper. lift caliper out of the way do not let it hang by brake fluid hose. using a G clamp , bush caliper pistons back into caliper. lay an old brake pad across the pistons to sit the g clamp on the brake pads will be against rotor. remve old pads, install new,pads making sure to use anti rattle clips at top and bottom. reinstall rotor. reinstall bolts.replace wheel pump brakes a couple of times to seat the new pads.
First open the hood and remove the cap from the brake fluid reservoir. Then remove the front wheels. Now remove the two brake caliper mounting bolts, located behind the caliper, with 14mm socket and ratchet. Remove the caliper from the rotor and place it on top of the control arm. Slide out inner brake pad and outer brake pad. Lubricate back of new brake pads with muti-purpose grease. Reinstall new brake pads into the mounting bracket. Before the caliper is replaced, the pistons have to be depressed back into its "bore", or housing. This is done to make room for the new, thicker, brake pads. This can be done with a large C-clamp and an old brake pad. Place the caliper upside down on top of the control arm, place an old brake pad against the pistons, tighten with a C-clamp until the piston are fully depressed back into its "bore". Make sure the rubber around the pistons is evenly depressed. If it is not, tapping the brakes will bring the pistons back out. After the pistons are fully depressed, replace the caliper back on the rotor. Reinstall the two brake caliper mounting bolts. Replace the wheels. Replace cap on the brake fluid reservoir. Your done, step on the brake pedal a few times to bring the pads into contact with the disc.
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If you do not want to spend any money, then, put the old pads in and use a bar or screw driver to force the pistons back................BUT, in all good sense, just go to your local auto parts and buy a small tool that will do the job for you. It is not expensive, then put the old pads in and put the tool between them, and just turn the screw. It will force the pistons back with no damage. If in the event the pistons are very hard to retract, then I would suggest to replace the calipers. Good luck.