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stuck brake caliper piston!!

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Old 04-24-2008, 09:42 PM
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Default stuck brake caliper piston!!

went to put new brakes on my 92 ram D150 and now ive got them off, but i cant compress the piston on the caliper. any ingenious ways of compressing it? ive tried a c clamp and the clapm bent, i straightened it a couple times, but the clamp keeps benfin before the piston moves. help please

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Old 04-24-2008, 09:48 PM
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Default RE: stuck brake caliper piston!!

remove the master cylider cover*.

then use a C clamp or huge channel locks (be carefull) and slowly compress it back.

let us know !


* with master cylinder cover on, you cause a back presure with no place to go. fluid will spill out.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:58 PM
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Default RE: stuck brake caliper piston!!

gracias for the reply, but sadly this was already tried and yes i found the pressure, but to no avail did it help.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:21 PM
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Default RE: stuck brake caliper piston!!

Try opening the bleeder.
Compress the caliper in the very center.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:27 AM
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Default RE: stuck brake caliper piston!!

If a caliper is hard to compress it usually means there is rust inside and it needs replaced. If it is hard to press in with a C clamp then it won't release as much as it should while driving and will either wear the brake pads out fast on that side or cause the brakes to pull to one side.

When you first try pressing the caliper in I usually put the old pad across the piston so I can press in the middle.

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Old 04-25-2008, 01:54 AM
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Default RE: stuck brake caliper piston!!

hey i use the old pad too!
if you open the bleeder and it still wont go back in,the caliper is shot. same goes for taking the lid off the M.Cyl.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:18 AM
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Default RE: stuck brake caliper piston!!

from past problems if a brake caliper wont compress replace it. When you do replace it also replace the other side. Alwaysreplace in pairs and then flush the brake system out, if you dont have the tools to do that try taking it to a auto repair place and have them do a brake system fluse. Your barke will thatnk you for that....lol.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:32 AM
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Default RE: stuck brake caliper piston!!

Yeah as said put the old brake pad across the caliper and use the c clamp. If it's still hard to push in replace both sides as they said.
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