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When changing rear rotors on a 97 Cougar do you need a C clamp or a special tool to get the piston back in?

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2008-12-18 01:06:50

you can also purchase a socket that works for about 30 bucks at

most automotive parts stores or take to a shop most will do the

brakes for about 50 bucks. Most important to not damage the piston

or could cause the seals to leak and brake pressure to fade

yes. I just had to do this to my 96 xr7. you have to twist your

caliper at the same time as applying high amounts of pressure. I

attached a C clamp to it and used a pipe wrench to turn it

clockwise. Very long process. It costs about fifteen bucks to rent

a tool that will do this very easily for you....

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