1997 Ford Thunderbird brake calibur

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  • 1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 124,500 MILES
How do I get the piston in the brake calibur to push back in I tried to use a c clamp and a block of wod but it would not work. Do I have to have the emergency brake off or don't that matter?
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Friday, December 12th, 2008 AT 4:48 PM

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DAVE H
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REAR BRAKE CALIPER & PADS
Fig. 4: Positioning Piston In Caliper
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Removal
Raise and support vehicle. Remove rear wheels. Disconnect and plug brake hose from caliper. Before disconnecting parking brake cable from caliper, release cable tension.
While supporting tensioner, remove retaining clip. See Fig. 3. Have an assistant fully apply parking brake. Reinstall cable retaining clip. Ensure locking lever is secure by rotating lever toward threaded rod.
Disconnect parking brake cable from caliper. Remove slider pin retaining bolt. Lift caliper assembly away from anchor plate. Remove slider pins and boots from anchor plate. Remove brake pads.
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. 4. Install brake pads. Install caliper. Ensure brake pads are properly positioned. Clean retaining bolt threads, and apply one drop of Threadlock and Sealer (EOAZ-19554-AA).
To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Bleed brakes. See BLEEDING BRAKE SYSTEM. Adjust parking brake. See PARKING BRAKE under ADJUSTMENTS.
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Friday, December 12th, 2008 AT 9:11 PM

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