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Old 05-20-2012, 12:35 AM   #1
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Need help on 2005 GT rear brake pads?

What tool is needed to compress piston??
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:48 AM   #2
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Don't recall it's name, but there is a special tool for that!.. If you have an AutoZone or other parts store that rents tools, just go there and ask them!.. They will know what your talking about!..
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Use a c clamp
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Use a c clamp
You need to rotate the piston as you push it in. It's a special design and a c clamp alone won't work. Some stores sell brake cubes that have various notches in them, but you'll probably want a complete disc brake kit. Comes with the piece to rotate the piston as well as the piece to compress it. Do some research on this one because its not like the front caliper.
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You need to rotate the piston as you push it in. It's a special design and a c clamp alone won't work. Some stores sell brake cubes that have various notches in them, but you'll probably want a complete disc brake kit. Comes with the piece to rotate the piston as well as the piece to compress it. Do some research on this one because its not like the front caliper.
Thanks, that's new to me.
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I used a c clamp and a big pair of channel locks to turn it while the c clamp pushed it. But there is a tool for it.
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Get the tool for it!.. It will be so much easier!..
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What tool is needed to compress piston??
Leave the old break pad in and use a really big pair I pliers and slowly compress the piston back into the caliper. Works like a charm.

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Leave the old break pad in and use a really big pair I pliers and slowly compress the piston back into the caliper. Works like a charm.
That was based on the face that it didn't need to be rotated. Whoops!
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Re: Need help on 2005 GT rear brake pads?

All calipers that have the E-brake built in need to be rotated , basicly screwed in. That go's for most E-brake calipers dating back to the late 70's. If you use a C-clamp you will break the caliper.
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You need a special tool to compress the piston or you will damage the boot. I have one but I don't know the name. Sorry.
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You need a special tool to compress the piston or you will damage the boot. I have one but I don't know the name. Sorry.
Disc Brake Piston Tool AKA as a brake cube. Autozone will have have it.
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Goto Advance Auto rent their master brake tool set. It's basically free 100 bucks out front then you can return it for full refund.

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Re: Need help on 2005 GT rear brake pads?

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Use a c clamp
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Leave the old break pad in and use a really big pair I pliers and slowly compress the piston back into the caliper. Works like a charm.

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That was based on the face that it didn't need to be rotated. Whoops!
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They can NOT be pressed. You can do dual pliers rotation but I couldn't get it to budge. I bought the kit and it took seconds.

How far are you? I have the tools.
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Re: Need help on 2005 GT rear brake pads?

This is the tool you need. Harbor Freight Tools has them for under 5 Bucks.

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This is the tool you need. Harbor Freight Tools has them for under 5 Bucks.

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I like that one as well for the $. I have the press one which is a lot easier but that tool is simple and cheap
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The little cube thing won't work. Just go to a local auto zone. And tell them you want to borrow a brake repair tool kit. They have all of the right tools and it's free.
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This is the tool you need. Harbor Freight Tools has them for under 5 Bucks.

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Good info
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The little cube thing won't work. Just go to a local auto zone. And tell them you want to borrow a brake repair tool kit. They have all of the right tools and it's free.
I've successfully used it. Pain in my ***.
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Re: Need help on 2005 GT rear brake pads?

long nose pliers?
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