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Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:10 pm 
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I'm changing the brake pads on my '92 Eb fairmont ,

front pads ,no worries ,take the old pads off put the g clamp on to squash that cylinder back down,new pads on, back together all good.
BUT , then the back and then a problem.they came off ok but I can't compress that cyclinder back to get the new pads in ? yes I took the handbrake off, but try as i like the G clamp will not compress ,it's quite bent now but I still cant get the new pads on ,, any help would be sweet .. thanks in adv. Simon Mc.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:12 pm 
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Easiest way, get a workshop manual and read it, it'll be quicker than trying to explain it.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:12 pm 
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Your caliper is possibly seized. I ad this problem a while ago, my calpiers were partly siezed, and i had to pull them apart and put a kit through them.

However its easier to just go to the wrecker and get another caliper.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:15 pm 
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The rears don't just push it, they have to be wound in like a bolt. You can get a tool from Supercheap to do the job.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:16 pm 
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You have to screw the rear pistons in on Ea-ED
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Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:31 pm 
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thanks for all the replies (except the workshop manual one )

I'll go screw her then :twisted:

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:42 pm 
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LOL, i thought you were talking bout the fronts, haha.

Yeah they screw in on back.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:27 pm 
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idlizn wrote:
thanks for all the replies (except the workshop manual one )

I'll go screw her then :twisted:


There is more to it than just screwing it in, there's resetting the park brake too.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:57 pm 
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Glad I found this thread!

Being the gump I am, I spent about half an hour today trying to push the piston back in my rear caliper with a g clamp. Hope I didn't stuff it!!!

When you guys say just screw the piston back in, how exactly do you do it?

Sorry for the dumb Q by the way!
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Private9 wrote:
Glad I found this thread!

Being the gump I am, I spent about half an hour today trying to push the piston back in my rear caliper with a g clamp. Hope I didn't stuff it!!!

When you guys say just screw the piston back in, how exactly do you do it?

Sorry for the dumb Q by the way!


You need a tool to screw in the piston. Or you can do it the harder way of winding in the handbrake actuating shaft with a 13mm open end spanner and at the same time push the piston back in with a large pair of multi-grips.
Remember to check the caliper slides for ease of movement and lube the rubber washer on the back of the caliper.
Use silicone grease to lube those points.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:22 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Private9 wrote:
Glad I found this thread!

Being the gump I am, I spent about half an hour today trying to push the piston back in my rear caliper with a g clamp. Hope I didn't stuff it!!!

When you guys say just screw the piston back in, how exactly do you do it?

Sorry for the dumb Q by the way!


You need a tool to screw in the piston. Or you can do it the harder way of winding in the handbrake actuating shaft with a 13mm open end spanner and at the same time push the piston back in with a large pair of multi-grips.
Remember to check the caliper slides for ease of movement and lube the rubber washer on the back of the caliper.
Use silicone grease to lube those points.

Thanks mate.

Could I use a flatblade and just screw the slot in the piston?
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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:28 pm 
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I normally use a rather large flatblade, works a charm, saves money on 'the' tool.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:38 pm 
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Private9 wrote:
cjh wrote:
Private9 wrote:
Glad I found this thread!

Being the gump I am, I spent about half an hour today trying to push the piston back in my rear caliper with a g clamp. Hope I didn't stuff it!!!

When you guys say just screw the piston back in, how exactly do you do it?

Sorry for the dumb Q by the way!


You need a tool to screw in the piston. Or you can do it the harder way of winding in the handbrake actuating shaft with a 13mm open end spanner and at the same time push the piston back in with a large pair of multi-grips.
Remember to check the caliper slides for ease of movement and lube the rubber washer on the back of the caliper.
Use silicone grease to lube those points.

Thanks mate.

Could I use a flatblade and just screw the slot in the piston?


That might depend on how hard the piston is to turn.

 

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