1997 Mazda 323 Front brakes

Tiny
SAMB05
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  • 1997 MAZDA 323
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I have a 1997 mazda 323 I am trying to change the brakes on it. I tryed to use a c-clamp to get the piston back in but it wouldnt go. Is there any special trick to get the piston back in?
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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 AT 3:27 PM

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Tiny
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Open the bleeder screw
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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
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I tried that. Still wouldnt go in.
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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Try pummping the piston out slightly further and use the clamp again. Ensure the clamp is pushing at the centralised position. If the piston is misaligned, it would not go in easily.
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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 AT 4:30 PM
Tiny
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Its giving you a hard time there's a problem with the caliper piston could be badly corroded inside-that requires caliper replacement to fix it-If you decide to do a John Wayne style best have a compressor or a grease gun to take out the piston
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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 AT 10:30 PM

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