Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 09:01:55 +0200
From: "Tom Nielsen" <tnielnopsamdk>
Subject: Re: can't get front brake pistons back into caliper (changing pads)

Hi you have to turn (screw) them backwards (there is two small holes in the pistons) Kindly Tom Nielsen Denmark E-mail tnielnopsamdk skrev i meddelelsen <6gefmt$kud$>... >A friend of mine is changing out the pads on the front disk >brakes of her mid-late '80s Saab 900. She got the old pads >out and left the car for a while. Meanwhile, the pistons were >pushed out towards the disk. (They haven't come out far >enough to contact the disk, though.) Now she can't get >them back into the caliper to make room for the new pads. > >So, some questions: >Will (have) the pistons come completely out of the cylinders? > How can one tell? What does one do in this case? > >The Haynes manual says to twist the pistons while pushing > them back into the caliper. How does one accomplish this? > (My friend tried angle-nose pliers, but couldn't get near a > good enough grip on the piston to push it back in.) > What good is twisting the piston supposed to do? > >Thanks, > ~Adam Aulick > >-----== Posted via Deja News, The Leader in Internet Discussion ==----- > Now offering spam-free web-based newsreading

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