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Old 03-08-2012, 08:02 AM
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Brake job question

Hey guys I have a question regarding a brake job. I am getting ready to do the brakes on my jeep and would like to know if it is a normal change or do I need to look at for anything. I ask this because, when I had my Grand Prix and did its brakes I found out I needed a special tool to turn the pistons on the rear back in. I was able to use needle nose pliers to get them back in. So that is why I am asking. Thanks for any help you guys could give me.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:21 PM
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Hey guys I have a question regarding a brake job. I am getting ready to do the brakes on my jeep and would like to know if it is a normal change or do I need to look at for anything. I ask this because, when I had my Grand Prix and did its brakes I found out I needed a special tool to turn the pistons on the rear back in. I was able to use needle nose pliers to get them back in. So that is why I am asking. Thanks for any help you guys could give me.
nope, that tool is for GM only. you will need a big C-clamp to push the piston back in, that is it
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:39 PM
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Re: Brake job question

Sounds good and thank you for the reply. I thought that tool was a pain in the ass GM thing, but it never hurts to ask. How big of a C clamp are you talking about. I have them, it's just so I don't have to run back and forth. Thanks again.

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i cant recall off hand, but i think 8 or 9 inches
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you wont need a huge c-clamp, i usually use the old brake pad i just removed as a barrier between the c-clamp and the piston to help compress it a bit easier, more surface area.
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you wont need a huge c-clamp, i usually use the old brake pad i just removed as a barrier between the c-clamp and the piston to help compress it a bit easier, more surface area.
you still need the same size c clamp regardless lol it still has to fit on the caliper
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nope, that tool is for GM only. you will need a big C-clamp to push the piston back in, that is it
....or a pair of "Chief Engineer" size Channel-Lok pliers. They have about a 6" jaw opening and can get around the inner pad and the rear of the calliper. Think they are ~18" long. Mine are Craftsman and I've had them forever.

I like that because I can control the pressure and feel the piston movement better.

Just a different approach to consider. [You also end up with a really big gripper for other stubborn things also. ]
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