2003 Ford Focus Repair Question
03 svt brake ?
Most rear caliper brakes require that the caliper be screwed back into the calpier when replacing brake pads. I have never replaced rear pads for your type of car but I'am willing to bet you will need a special tool to screw the calipers back in. Go to the store where you purchased the pads and inquire which tool you need ( this varies from make & model) to complete the job. Good luck :) Ps The tool shouldn't be that expensive but you may be able to rent it if you don't want to go for the tool
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I'm not sure we are talking about the same thing. I use a c clamp to collapse the cylinder in the front calipers. Your saying there might be a tool to screw in the cylinder in the caliper????? Im confused.
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You can't use a C clamp on the rear calipers you have to use the tool that will fit into the piston of the caliper so that you can turn them back in. The rear calipers operate differently than the fronts, every time you apply the brakes the rear piston in the caliper turns ever so slightly in order for the pad to make contact this is how the rear pads adjust themselves and the emergency (parking) brake is applied
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The rear caliper contains a gear mechanism that operates the parking brake on most Fords, some trucks may be different,, that's why you must screw it in, if you insist on cranking it with a c-clamp, you may break it internally,, person above is correct,, the tool you can buy comes a couple of different ways,, for like 10 n\bucks or so, you can get the socket that works with your ratchet, or you can buy a whole kit, which is probably a waste of dollars for the regular guy,, or as above person suggested most auto parts stores rent toolset for this project, you pay the price of the set and get your money back when you return it... the set is nice because the tool uses a backing plate against the opposite side of the piston,, the hand tool you buy just fits on your ratchet and you must apply pressure to make sure the ears stay in the slots, no big deal really,, Just be sure you get the correct piece, there are different sizes for different models,,
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