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How do you open stuck brake calipers?

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2011-04-14 12:20:40
2011-04-14 12:20:40

Get a brake pad spreader from a local auto parts place. I'm not sure of the exact name, but it is not expensive and the staff should know what your talking about. Once the caliper is loosened from the rotor and you have taken the old pads out, place one of the old pads against the caliper piston(s). Position the spreader in the spot where the other pad would go and begin twisting the screw on the spreader until the piston pushes back into position. Be careful not to push back too far. Check frequently for a snug fit with the new pads in place. Otherwise, you may have to bleed the brake lines. Good luck!

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