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How do you release the caliper piston to install new rear pads on a 2001 Focus 2.0?

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2015-07-15 21:42:00
2015-07-15 21:42:00

You need a special tool to rotate the piston back in. It cost about $20.00

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Not completly off, you will be able to lift the caliper off, but it will still be connected to the brake-fluid hose ;) then you pop off the pads and twist back the brake piston, and There you go :)

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