2004 MAZDA 3 FULLY DEPRESSING THE CALIPER PISTON.

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  • BigParran
  • 2004 Mazda 3

Brakes problem
2004 Mazda 3 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 65000 miles

I have removed the old rear brake pads. I've obtained a large enough C- clamp to depress the piston. It appears that I've can't get the piston to depress anymore yet I don't have enough room to put on the new pads and reinstall the caliper.

updated 11/28/09
I was able to run down this tool from Auto Zone and it made all the difference in the world. I have a new problem however. I have figured out how to attach the pad with the clip on it to the caliper piton, however, I can't figure out how to attach the retainer once the pad is on the piston. Please advise.

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 AT 4:42 PM

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Need a tool that rotate piston to retract see diagram
tool F043 002


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Grafic_3_81.jpg


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Graphic_275.jpg

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 AT 4:59 PM
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See diagram


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Graphic_287.jpg


retainer clips over caliper then it will press against the mount to keep pad from rattling. Trick hear is to only take apart one side at a time so you have a template

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 AT 8:36 AM

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