BRAKES

1997 Buick Riviera

Tiny

leemoreno

September, 10, 2010 AT 6:15 PM

Brakes problem
1997 Buick Riviera 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 179000 miles

how to get off rear calipers

FOUND 6846 RELATED QUESTIONS

1 Answer

Tiny

Wrenchtech

September, 10, 2010 AT 6:51 PM

The rear calipers have the parking brake built in so the pistons cannot be just pushed back in. they have to be rotated and threaded back in. They make special tools for that. If there is a lip on the rotor, you may have to pry the caliper off with a big screwdriver. It shouldn't be a problem if the rotor is smooth.

Here's what a couple of the tools look like.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/561653_Rear_disc_adjusting_tool_KD3163_2.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/561653_rear_brake_caliper_kit_in_use_2.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/561653_rear_brake_caliper_tool_2.gif

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