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Old 10-26-2008, 01:51 PM
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Trying to put new rear pads and discs on my sons discovery. Removed left rear caliper and pads. To remove frozen disc I had to put in neutral gear to rotate disc. Stepped on brake to disengage gears and piston extended out of caliper, not enough to remove rubber boot. I cannot get piston to slide back into caliper. With other cars I have simply used a clamp to retractthe pistonor rotate piston in like a screw. I have also opened bleeder valve to release fluid pressure but nothing I've tried works. Thanks for any help, Mike
 
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:01 PM
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If there is not too much damage, you may be able to rebuild that caliper, most likely though a remanufactured one would be better.
 
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Disco Mike, Thanks for the reply. I removed the caliper and was able to retract piston with a vice. It was too late to bleed and I will have to do it when I get home. Any chance no permanent damage was done? Mike
 
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That will be determined by a visual inspection.
 
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