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Date: 21 Sep 2001 21:33:35 -0700
From: smkchefnopsamsion.com (Steven Kachocki)
Subject: Re: '91 Turbo Convertible rear brake pads:  How to compress piston?


Tried it and it worked on one caliper. Thank you. The other caliper there was something broken inside and the 4mm hex wouldn't turn far enough to allow the piston to back out far enough. I am getting a replacement on Monday. Thank you again for your help. "Duane Dostie" <ddostienopsamnline.net> wrote in message news:<1wRq7.21444$z7.4840743nopsam02.optonline.net>... > You have to retract the parking brake(disconnect the cable first) by > unscrewing the 4mm hex covered by a 15mm plug with a copper washer in the > inboard side of the caliper. Unscrew it until it stops and then you should > be able to push in the caliper piston no problemo. > > Duane > > > "> The subject says it all. I was able to use a trusty, antique 6" > > C-clamp to compress the front pistons without any trouble. This > > evening, I spent 3 hours trying to compress the piston and I got > > nowhere. I figured out the 7mm allen wrench thing--with the use of a > > mirror. I was able to remove the caliper and the old pads but NO > > matter what, including disconnecting the battery and pumping the pedal > > to relieve pressure in the ABS, I was still not able to get the piston > > to move from the point it was already at. So, I reinstalled the old > > pads and am waiting (patiently) for someone to tell me what the trick > > is.

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