How To Compress A Rear Brake Caliper With A Spiral Piston




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D ALLEN: Thank you for this video. Would love five mins alone with the asshole from Ford who designed this set up

Juan Casero: Cool video Brian. I have been doing my own brake pad changes since I was 16 years old about 30 years ago now. All the piston calipers I have ever had were the old design that did not use this new fangled screw in piston method. I have two simple OEM hand wind piston caliper pushers that I have been using for years and they served me well. But they would not work on those new caliper designs. I have yet to encounter one of those *but* I went ahead and purchased a Sunex master brake caliper set from Amazon today in anticipation that I will need it eventually. So I went digging around youtube looking for videos about these new piston caliper designs and I found yours. Thanks for posting. It cleared up many of the questions I had.

Don Komos: I am having problem with compressing 2011 Audi Avant rear brake piston using the autozone caliper compressor for spiral pistons. Would you suggest releasing some brake fluid @ the caliper?

Zackary Fedorovich: I used channel locks and elbow grease....Depressed the Subaru caliper in about a minute. No fancy tools needed ;)

Raul Morales: My piston its stuck cant twist it, what can i do?

jeffrey r: do you need to crack open the bleeder valve before you collapse the rear piston?

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.

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.

Stefan Meyer: I didn't had a tool on hand and did it this way Pressing back the rear brake piston of caliper w/o special tool / hinteren Bremskolben zurückdrücken ... but for sure easier with a tool

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 ;)

hamscanner: I have seen the six sided dice things, I was wonder what they where for, thanks for the education

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 video.

Drew Conlow: Awesome, great video!! You saved me a lot of time!!!!

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

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.

Rick in Oakville: Thank you, very straight to the point!

Ethel Mann: awesome thanks

Brian Hambleton: Where do I get such a "six sided die"? I am unfamiliar with those. Thanks.

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 tasks

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

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!!! Thanks!!! 

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: Welcome!

briansmobile1: welcome

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
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