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On 1998 Tuarus' You must roate the plunger with either a needle nose pliers or the specilty tool that Ford makes, i use a channel lock pliers being very careful not taer the boot or go the wrong way and remove the plunger. I belive it is for most of this model run of tuarus' that you do this it is a really bad design.

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Q: Your rear caliper on 1998 Taurus won't compress are you missing something or is the caliper messed up?
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