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post #1 of 6 Old 09-05-2005, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Compressing calipers on rear brakes (rotational q's)

when using the little tool to compress the rear calipers, which direction do you turn it? Dumb I know, but I'd hate to pay for a brake service, unless they could machine bleed all 4 corners too, haha.

I have some pads, and new rotors, and I have a lot to go on each. I tried clockwise with the tool, with the resevoir cap off. I dont think that was right, because they turned, but after 30 minutes, didn't show signs of recession.


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That is wierd.

The pistons are essentially sitting on a jack-screw - it will only take several turns and they should be re-seated. If they are spinning and not going back in, they have probably pushed out to far and come off the threads. Try giving them a push to see if they will seat and then turn them (clockwise is correct, just like a screw).


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another problem I have is that the caliper slides both have 1 frozen on each side. Is there any good way to unstick them besides forceful application of hammer?

Or should I just upgrade the rears anyways since I have upgraded the fronts?

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You need to lube the slides with silicone dielectric grease!

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oddly enough, they're covered in it.

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Give the face of the piston a few firm strikes with a soft faced hammer to reseat it. Occassionally, the piston will extend to the point that it becomes unseated. This has worked for me in the past.
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