2006 MERCURY MONTEGO REAR BRAKES

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  • Rick Bourdon
  • 2006 Mercury Montego

Brakes problem
2006 Mercury Montego 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 37000 miles

Im doing rear brakes because of metal on metal sound on passager side rear.

I have new rotors on both sides and new Pads.
Driver side assy went OK no problems
Passienger side I can not move the caliper back in.
I have the tool recommended
Barking brake appears visually to be working oK, Gave it a tap to make sure.
Caliper tool allowed to go CCW but again it will not go Clockwise. The piston is at max out.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 AT 7:00 PM

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  • Tiny
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Try collasping it with the bleeder open.
There may be a fluid restriction or a caliper problem on it.

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 AT 7:47 PM
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  • Rick Bourdon
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I tryed cracking open the bleeder just enough to allow a little oil to flow and then tryed to screw the piston in. No luck.
I gues I could open it up more and try again

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 AT 7:51 PM
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Caliper might be bad. IT should have gone in. I hate that kind of setup for brake calipers. Engineers get a little carried away in the over designing.

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 AT 7:58 PM
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  • Rick Bourdon
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Ok tryed agian.
I think Im going to wait until tomorrow and try one more time with the teen ager holding on.
If that doesnt work I guess Im going shopping for a replacement caliper. More money, just great I was hopping to save a buck. Murphy strikes again.
Thanks for your quick reply it was apprecaited

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 AT 8:16 PM
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Thanks for the donation.

If it doesn't go in with 2 of you, I'd get one.

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 AT 8:26 PM
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I had this problem just yesterday on a 2005 Mercury Montego. I reset the driver's side caliper by turning clockwise, but when I got to the passenger side the piston ended up fully out by going clockwise. I then turned it counterclockwise and it reset normally. I don't know if this is common to all Montego/500 but it sure worked for mine. Good luck to all.

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 AT 8:25 AM

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