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You have to be turning the caliper clockwise to be able to compress it. There are grooves on it that will help you do this. I used needle pliers.

            • hi there, needle plier isn't gonna work. try to buy a rear caliper pusher kit they sell at advance auto parts or from snap on or matco....good luck
AnswerIf they are locked on, your best bet is to replace the caliper since that's probably the problem in the first place. Make sure you bleed the system afterwards. Also make sure you don't have the parking brake on...i knew a friend who did that. AnswerChances are very good that you simply need to "screw" the caliper back in with a clockwise motion as seen by looking down at the notches in the same. Be carful though, if for some reason you added brake fluid to the master cylinder (as a result of brake wear), you might have the thing over flow as you return the caliper and push the piston in.
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Q: When replacing rear disk brakes on a '92 Nissan Maxima how do you compress the piston if it is locked onto the rotor and pads and cannot remove?
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