Parking brake actuator

Tiny
BMAN123
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  • 2002 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • 3.9L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Replaced the disc brakes on the car listed above. The cylinder that engages the parking brake will not reengage. Should I just replace the part or can it be repaired? Having trouble finding any information on line.
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 AT 12:54 PM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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This depends on what is wrong with it. When you pull the lever to set the parking brake what happens? Does the cable on the rear calipers move or does it not move in relation to the lever moving? Let me know and we can go from there. Thanks
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 AT 2:11 PM
Tiny
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Piston works clockwise, but does not rotate counterclockwise.
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Thursday, April 16th, 2020 AT 10:51 AM
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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I understand now. Are you using the tool that secures to the piston? If you are and it will not turn counterclockwise then the caliper will need to be replaced. From how I was reading it, you replaced the rotors and pads but not the calipers.

Let me know if this is correct and we can go from there. Thanks
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Thursday, April 16th, 2020 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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Yes, we are using the tool that secures the piston. Yes, just replaced the rotors and pads.
Thank you for your help. Will replace the calipers today.
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Friday, April 17th, 2020 AT 9:35 AM
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Okay. Thanks for the update. Please let us know how you make out or if you need more help. Thanks
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Saturday, April 18th, 2020 AT 8:59 AM

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