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Your piston is not going down when you try to compress it on a 1991 olds cutlass suprem?

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On a 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme if the plunger in the rear brake caliper will not go in so you can change the brake pads and the C-clamp will not work what should you do?

IT WON'T COMPRESS BECAUSE THE PISTON HAS TO BE SCREWED BACK IN WHILE COMPRESSING THE PISTON AT THE SAME TIME - THAT IS ALSO HOW THE BRAKE'S (BRAKE PEDDLE) IS ADJUSTED.ALSO THEY MAKE SPECIAL TOOLS TO DO THAT - IF YOU REALLY NEED THEM.& ALSO THE BLEEDER SCREW SHOULD BE LOOSENED (if calipher is removed) so as NOT TO PUSH COMTAMINATED FLUID BACK INTO THE (ANTI-LOCK) SYSTEM (if equiped) & NOT TO PUSH BAD FLUID BACK INTO THE MASTER CYLINDER. Autozone sells a neat little tool that attaches to your 3/8" ratchet, just like a socket. It has grip devices that will grip the top of the piston and allow you to easily screw the piston back into the caliper. The little tool is inexpensive (around 2.00) and is a lifesaver if you are going to do rear disc brakes .

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Rotary means going around, like in a Wankel. Reciprocating means going back and forth. like in a ordinary piston engine.

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No. How could there be? The "stroke" of an engine is the piston going up or down. If the spark plug fires and piston goes down, then up,and then fires again, then it's a two-stroke engine. IN a 4-stroke engine, the spark plug fires, piston does down, then up to exhaust the cylinder, then down to suck in fresh air and cool the cylinder, and up again to compress, and the spark plug fires every other "up". How could you have a "three-stroke" engine? The spark plug fires and the explosion pushes the piston down, and the crankshaft pushes it back up. Then back down. If the spark plug fires while the piston is DOWN, the engine will seize up. Nope. In a piston engine, the number of "strokes" is always an even number. For radial or Wankel engines, things are different - but in those there is no piston, and no "stroke".

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How do you move the rear brake caliper on a 97 Oldsmobile cutlass supreme to fit the brake pads?

they must be screwed in because the e=brake is built into caliper. there is a tool kit that uses the grooves on piston but you can use channel lock pliers to turn piston don't chew up dust seal around piston .the right side is clockwise to turn in i think the left is ccw to turn in when piston starts moving in you going the right way. make sure you line the slots on the piston with the pins on the brake pads if not lined up you never get caliper on good luck ps when all done pump and release the e brake 20 time to self adjust the pistons

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The intake valve opens as the piston is going down. It lets in an air fuel mixture. The valve then shuts as the piston reaches the bottom.

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What causes white smoke when you first start the car?

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You cant push the piston on your rear brakes back in on my 02 Volvo s40?

Sounds like a siezed piston. This occurs typically from two causes. Either the piston is not aligned perfectly with the cylinder bore or there is corrosion on the cylinder walls behind the piston preventing it from going into the bore. Brake fluid is hydoscopic, meaning it attracts & absorbs water. If the fluid is not changed at the recommended intervals, any moisture in the fluid will cause corrosion in the brake lines, cylinders, etc. The solution is to remove and rebuild or replace the caliper. A flush of the brake fluid would also be prudent. The rear brakes on your '02 s40 are slightly different from the front. On the front, you can press the piston in. On the rear, the piston needs to be screwed in. Notice the slot going across the head of the piston? There is a special tool that looks like a small block and sits on top of piston and a small piece sets in the slot as the block sits on the piston. Turn clockwise to press in. You can use pliers of some sort but need to be careful because you can rip the rubber. You need to turn the piston in clockwise direction to push in the piston

What direction is the piston going during the compression?

Using directions like upwards in this context is meaningless because you haven't defined how the piston is oriented.During the compression stroke of a typical 4-stroke gasoline engine, the piston takes energy from the crankshaft. The reason the whole scheme still works is that you get a lot more energy back after the combustion during the power stroke. Add up the total energy moved between the piston and the crankshaft over a whole cycle (two rotations of the crankshaft), and you will find the total being positive from piston to crankshaft.

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Go to the brake cylinder reservoir open the cap, this will release any back pressure in your break line when you compress your piston back in place. after you remove the wheel, three's going to be two bolts on the inside of the brake caliper. if i can remember right they should be half inch bolts...take them out and the caliper assembly should be able to be pulled up and off. slide out the old brake pads, and then use a pipe clamp or some sort of clamp to compress the piston on the caliper. don't go too fast or you'll get brake fluid everywhere just go slow and compress it all the way in. then put on your new pads, slip the assembly back over the rotor, and tighten the bolts back in, but put some locktite thread glue on the bolts, or they might vibrate loose. tighten down the bolts and you're done. hope this helps

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