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Old 07-27-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Caliper Piston Stuck

My rear caliper piston will not turn in.
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Lube up the rubber on the side and press down while turning

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We will see if that works both sides are just stuck. I'm not sure if it is the tool I'm using or if the caliper is shot
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Stuck as in wont even turn?

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Yes it won't even turn!
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What is your tool like? I just use an attachment that goes on my socket wrench. The initial turn takes a lot of elbow grease then it eases up.

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I'm just using the loaner tool from autozone
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I'm just using the loaner tool from autozone
Couple things:

1) Make sure your master cylinder cap is off under your hood, helps release some of the pressure. Not doing so, you can damage the lines and the Master cylinder. Not to mention it will just be harder to compress.

2) Make sure you're using the tool with the "teeth" or pegs. The reason being is those teeth go into the indentions you see on the piston. It HAS to turn and press against the piston all at once or it will NOT budge and you'll just tear up the tool.
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Couple things:

1) Make sure your master cylinder cap is off under your hood, helps release some of the pressure. Not doing so, you can damage the lines and the Master cylinder. Not to mention it will just be harder to compress.

2) Make sure you're using the tool with the "teeth" or pegs. The reason being is those teeth go into the indentions you see on the piston. It HAS to turn and press against the piston all at once or it will NOT budge and you'll just tear up the tool.

I've done all that noting is working this thing is stuck.

Now the parking brake snapped in half a while ago.

Would that cause the issue?
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Might try putting a small pipe over the handle to get some leverage. If it's still not breaking loose past that if you're turning it the correct way, your pistons are probably frozen up.

If that's the case, you could have them rebuilt but it may be cheaper to get new calipers.
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Same thing happened to mine a while back. It was the right rear caliper, so I just upgraded to slotted and drilled all around the car and new calipers. (Excuse the dirt on the rims)Click image for larger version

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Thanks for the advice y'all. I got the bleeder open and a really strong guy to turn the tool, and it went back in. So at this point I'm not going to replace them.
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