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Old 08-05-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default Special tool needed to compress rear caliper pistons?

I'm getting ready to intall a set rear brake pads. Do the rear caliper's pistons just get pushed in with a C-clamp (like the fronts) or is there a special brake tool needed to turn them in?
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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Yes, you need the "special" tool to compress (really twist) the pistons in on the rear. My local NAPA carries it or you can get it from your local Ford parts dept.
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Damn, at least I know what I gotta get before I change by pads.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:50 AM   #4
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Hi Cos....I've done this twice in the past 3 years (http://www.fordfusionclub.com/index....797#msg1412797)...I simply used a pair of needle nose pliers to rotate it clockwise back into the caliper (the puck has a indented '+'...12&6 0r 3&9 & twist)...squirt alittle WD40 around were the rubber seal contacts the puck so the puck rotates freely & won't damage the seal...also....make sure that the '+' is in the 12-6 position so that the 'stubs' on the inboard pad will align in the slot when you install the new pads...hope this helps...& saves sum $ ;-)
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We did that when we changed out Spoon's pads and rotors. Having the actual tool (which cost $5 at my local store) was more than worth it when I replaced mine.
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Thanks!
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:49 AM   #7
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I just did this last week. I just used a large pair of pliers and took my time so I didn't damage the seal.
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I did a 4 wheel brake job yesterday and i used a universal caliper depressor kit. and make sure the the holes in the piston match up with the pad or it wont sit right.
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