How To Compress A Rear Brake Caliper With A Spiral Piston




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Edvan perez: how do you know if you have the spiral piston

Will Snicks: Where do you get the 6 sided Die? I have never heard of this! Thanks in advance...

Kevin Parks: I had no problem changing mine with a c clamp and a pair of channel locks changed brake pads on both sides rear in like 30 minutes

Lou Fazio: Thanks bud. I never remember that, but now I will. I think there used too be different types. The universal cube is just fine for the price. The more developed sets provide pressure and stability with the backing plate -that is not for pressing the piston in by no means. Anyway, thanks for focusing on the part that everybody gets hung up on!

Nelson Mcfarland: Thank you for the help. I wish I watched this video before attempting my back brakes. You saved me

Benjamin Wert: This was very helpful. The compressor for the caliper was only $8... It only took 1 hr for both front brakes. FYI You don't need the dice for the front for anybody whose doing those.

Scoyy Horning: Thanks for the video's.

o shook x: Hey I've been having trouble with one on a 2006 Ford 500 I can't get it to compress. it's the rear left caliber I turn it clockwise and it spends but doesn't compress I push in as hard as I can and nothing but when I turn it CCW it will come out no problem. do I need to unscrew the bleeder maybe or do you think it is seized? I'm not sure.

giggleherz: Thanks for the video brother, up until I saw this I had no idea how the rear disc emerge worked. My 2011 journey has had a problem with the rear breaks seizing while driving. Now I am a bit nervous to try these myself.

AJ's youtube: I just replaced the rear brake pads on a VW Jetta and had to buy this rotator tool after my F-clamp procedure failed and I had to learn about the rotator-type calipers. I bought the tool at Harbor Freight and it worked perfectly. However, it came with a left-threaded and a right-threaded center screw. Do you know which cars have a left-threaded caliper, and if there is a way to tell which type it is from looking at it? The Jetta appeared to have both calipers right-threaded. (At least I got the caliper piston to retract on either side with the right threaded screw tool). Thx.

Zack Zander: Hey great video. I have a MAC spiral piston kit. Do you know which way to turn it on a 04-08 F-150 caliper?

deftoner: wow. awesome tip! THANKS

dcfs2005: Will the 6 sided die or the OEM 27111 fit a 2010 Mazda 6? Thanks

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.
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