BRAKE PISTON PROBLEM

  • Tiny
  • 2001tahoeeddy
  • CHEVROLET TAHOE

While changing the rear brake pads on my 2001 Chevy Tahoe(96320 miles) the drivers side went well, but on the passengers side I didn't compress the pistons together. As I compressed the top piston, the bottom one extended and the boot swelled. As I compressed the bottom piston, it began to leak and the boot was not retracting well. Now the piston is compressed and the boot is not seated properly and I have no idea what to do next. Do I have to replace the whole housing that holds the 2 pistons, which would mean bleeding the brakes, which I'm nervous about. I'd appreciate any advice, as the truck is sitting in my garage until I figure out what to do next.
Also, what is the best repair manual to get?
Thanks so much for any help!

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Monday, November 12th, 2007 AT 5:53 PM

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  • Tiny
  • BMRFIXIT
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Replace the caliper
after all together OPEN BLEEDER UNTILL DRIP FLUID
CLOSE BLEEDER
HAVE A HELPER STEP ON BRAKES AND HOLD IT DOWN U OPEN THE BLEEDER LET THE AIR OUT
AND CLOSE
REPEAT AS NEEDED MAY BE 2 OR 3 TIMES
MAKE SURE U HAVE BRAKE FLUID IN THE MASTER CYL
GOOD LUCK

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Monday, November 12th, 2007 AT 6:48 PM

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