Zackary Fedorovich: I used channel locks and elbow grease....Depressed the Subaru caliper in
about a minute. No fancy tools needed ;)
anti0918: I found that needle nose vice grips fit perfectly on the Honda rear
calipers. Plus you can adjust them wide to increase the twisting torque.
Gary Farris: You can use Channel Locks also. Turn while pushing down at the same
time...say it with me.. turn and push down. Very good now carry on.
jeffrey r: do you need to crack open the bleeder valve before you collapse the rear
Kevin Brunetto: This video was extremely helpful especially about the Autozone free rental
tool. Thanks a bunch!
David U: Thank you for this video. Would love five mins alone with the asshole from
Ford who designed this set up
hamscanner: I have seen the six sided dice things, I was wonder what they where for,
thanks for the education
Drew Conlow: Awesome, great video!! You saved me a lot of time!!!!
Brian Hambleton: Where do I get such a "six sided die"? I am unfamiliar with those. Thanks.
raoul wouters: before you thread the piston to spray the dust cover with wd40. then thread
the easier and can not tear the dust cover ;)
YTKeeps AskingforName: I have one of those six sided dice things, good thing I was wondering why
it seems like you have to push and turn at the same time, thanks for the
Ethel Mann: awesome thanks
gilberto lopez: You have save me a lot of work guessing what to do, thank you very much i
couldnt have done the job with out your help.
Charlie Sullivan: This is exactly what I've been looking for for at least 2 hours. Thank you
for being straight to the point. Amazing video. Can't thank you enough
Michael Murphy: Great video i just purchased the kit instead of the block i have a lot of
family members cars to do this was very informative.GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER
John Brockie: straight out & smart approachs are the best for repetitive maintainance
Robert Nichols: Thanks a lot for the video. I've done several types of vehicles but this is
my first (2004 Ford Freestar) with this type of break system. It saved me a
lot of time and a big headache. I appreciate the time you took to make this
video. Have a good one and God bless
Rick in Oakville: Thank you, very straight to the point!
Jonathon Askins: Informative as always
Olivier Pirard: Thank you Brian.
It is an helpfull vid.
Tons of "Thumbs Up".
I have to do the job on a Bendix brake system.
Nathaniel Amero: i have a ford freestarr and the caliper only has 2 slots ,my question is
will the tools that u just used in this video work...i thank you in advance
for any info
ruben1nebur: Nice video exactly what I've been looking for online for about 2 hrs now!!!
MrPapa Georgio: Thanks brochacho.
frankie214398: Thanks man u know ur stuff it help a lot
bambieatfood: 1:38 make sure you put some lubricant on the side (between the piston and
rubber boot) before resetting that piston. put just a enough. or else you
gonna end up your rubber boot just like in that video.
10Tenbears1: thank you
TheJdong0: Thanks for the info, Brian. You covered everything I was clueless on -
going from a Subaru to a Hyundai I was wondering why I needed to turn in
the piston and why there was no shoe for the parking brake. From what I
gather the hydraulic parking brake was an easier design but the drum in hat
lets you keep the e-brake even if you lose your hydraulic braking system.
kenman1717: those cubes are kind of a pain, cause you have to keep pressure on them so
they don't slip, but i have that kit from MAC and it works really good
except you have to use a wrench on it also and keep turning the nut the
opposite way so the plate stays tight against the caliper to keep the
pressure, which is also a big pain. but what is nice about my kit, all the
spanner discs have a 1/2 square drive which the tool has, but you can also
use an extinsion and socket like the cube.
briansmobile1: You're welcome!
qlosedqasket: nice work ma!
estrelladelnorte1308: dados brian not dedos :)
poshmerkin: Great video!! I would just add though that on my Vauxhall Astra rear brakes
I had to remove the calipers to my bench vice in order to get sufficient
pressure on the piston to push it back while rotating it with the dice
tool. Of course I had to bleed the brakes afterwards. I'm posting this in
case it helps anyone else with similar problems.
briansmobile1: You're welcome- ya it's better on some models than others.
Ssactoralph: Does it matter which way you turn the piston. Is the bore of caliper
threaded? Could you explain more the theory of operation on this type of
caliper. I have a 2004 mustang that needs brakes and also a 1998 for
Taurus. Thanks for the help. I enjoy you videos! Ralph
Jean Hardy: Thanks, My husband was going crazy as to how to do this. He is on his way
to get one of the die you showed to remove it. Yeah!!!!!
jartmanjr: Does the piston spin easier if you open the bleeder valve? What about
opening the bleeder and clamping off the main line so no air gets in? Does
either one make it easier to spin? Thanks good video.
FixFalcon: I wish I would have seen this video last summer when I did my brakes. Looks
so much easier than the auto zone loan kit I used that took forever.
poshmerkin: Thanks for your concern. It wasn't THAT hard - it was just that on the
Vauxhall Astra the hydraulic hose to the caliper was not long enough to be
able to rest the caliper against something solid to push against. Watching
the video again, the caliper was hard against something on the suapension
when he was turning the piston back. It's my own car, and the brakes are
working perfectly on all four wheels (I did all four).
briansmobile1: You're welcome : )
briansmobile1: You're welcome Daniel!
chad h: Thanks for posting!
samrosario1060: P.S. Do I need to do anything special to the caliper piston before I mount
it-- like perhaps screw it in completely and out again or perhaps force it
out with air first and then screw it in?
RunPoo1: Very imformative. I have to check mine, its making a bird noise..LOL
whistle54: Thank you for this video. My hubby decided to finally fix my
breaks......when he got to this part of the job he was stumped. He told me
to have it towed to a shop...that's when I found your video. The rest is
history! Thank you again :-)
vala maile: iv had that tool in my glovebox so long i forgotten what it was for you
Bernie Trumblak: My father and I are replacing the rear breaks on my 06 Ford Fusion. This
was an excellent video to help us.. Thank you for the information. It was a
T Rock: The piston die set shown is an entry level set, the master kit does both
ways, some have a reverse piston thread, fyi. A lot of times the outer dust
boot sticks to the piston while it's being turned inward, lifting it out of
and back into the piston boot groove beforehand greatly reduces turning
resistance and damage to the outer boot.
ducklandwikeno: My 1996 volvo has the rear brakes with shoes in there for the EM brake .
But your right . I like that tool too but the kit from autozone is also
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