How To Compress A Rear Brake Caliper With A Spiral Piston




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Chris Roddick: Thanks !  You saved me !

ziggy2070: why did you not show how?

Mark Davis: Thank you for your help, BIG time. Main thing I got is turn and push, not turn, not push.  thanks again.

Gary Williams: Geezus! Now I see this. Just finished replacing the rear rotors (discs) on a 94 Cutlass Supreme. After about an hour of trying to compress the 'piston' with assorted clamps and curse words, I wondered what the purpose of those notches could be other than to rotate it.  Sure enuff....

Nick Benjamin: THanks for this Brian.I hope I didn't damage the piston trying to compress it with a c-clamp

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?

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

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

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.

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

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!!!!

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 ;)

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.

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.
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