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Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 01:08:13 GMT
From: "Duane Dostie" <>
Subject: Re: '91 Turbo Convertible rear brake pads:  How to compress piston?

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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