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Date: 20 Sep 2001 21:50:32 -0700
From: smkchefnopsamsion.com (Steven Kachocki)
Subject: '91 Turbo Convertible rear brake pads:  How to compress piston?


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. BTW, Ford uses the same caliper design on their Taurus wagons at least our 1999 wagon has the same style calipers. Please, someone help me. And, God Bless the NOW 6500 missing people who died in the Sept. 11 tragedy.

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