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HOW TO COMPRESS REAR PISTON SO NEW PADS FI

2001 Ford Taurus

Brakes problem
2001 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 90000 miles

I've been used to using a C-clamp to force 2caliper pistons back in the caliper when the new parts are ready. There seems to be a problem caused by the parking brake locking the piston in the extended position. What do I do to get the pistons back into the caliper? Thanks. Anton
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Vesely1a
January 25, 2009.



Hello thanks for the donation .. much appreciated

You need to rotate the pistons clockwise with the special tool (see diagram below) hope this helps

REAR BRAKE CALIPER & PADS
Removal (Continental, Cougar, Mustang, Sable & Taurus)..
Raise and support vehicle. Remove rear wheels. Disconnect and plug brake hose at caliper. Remove parking brake cable retaining clip from brake caliper. Disconnect parking brake cable.
Remove slider pin retaining bolt. Lift caliper assembly away from anchor plate. Remove slider pins and boots from anchor plate. Remove brake pads and anti-rattle springs.
Installation
When installing new brake pads, caliper piston must be properly retracted. Using Piston Remover/Installer (T87P-2588-A), rotate piston clockwise until piston is fully seated.
Ensure one slot in piston face is positioned so it will engage nib on brake pad. See Fig. 7 . Install brake pads, anti-rattle springs and brake caliper.
Ensure brake pads are properly positioned. Clean retaining bolt threads and apply one drop of Threadlock & Sealer (EOAZ-19554-AA). To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Bleed brakes. See BLEEDING BRAKE SYSTEM . Adjust parking brake as necessary. See PARKING BRAKE under ADJUSTMENTS.
Fig. 7: Positioning Piston In Caliper (Continental, Cougar, Mustang, Sable & Taurus)


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Dave H
Jan 25, 2009.