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I am trying to push the piston in on my brakes. I'm using a c-clamp, and I've barely started pushing it and it's so hard to turn the threads that I bent the little bar at the end.

I can't imagine that it's always this fucking hard, so what am I doing wrong?

It's an '89 Camry if that makes a difference. I don't think the piston is the turn-type, either.
 

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The c-clamp is brand new.

I'm thinking maybe the piston is out too far or something. Like it slipped out of the cylinder or whatever.

I don't know that I'm doing something wrong, but it doesn't seem like it should be this hard.
 

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I did that just now and same problem.

I'm pushing so hard that some of the threads on the c-clamp started stripping.
 

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The hoses seem fine. It wasn't pulling, either.

What's that tool called? I tried using the pad on it and it still won't go in.
 

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I figured out what tool you were talking about - a hammer and a ratchet extension.

I took the caliper off all together and beat the piston in.

Thanks homies....
 

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Syte Posted Today, 12:48 PM
  I figured out what tool you were talking about - a hammer and a ratchet extension.

I took the caliper off all together and beat the piston in.

Thanks homies....
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
 

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either the caliper was frozen or it came out like you said. i use a set of BIG slipjoint pliers to press them in. NEVER had an issue.


<<works on toyotas every days :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by Foompla@Aug 19 2006, 07:23 PM~6001741
either the caliper was frozen or it came out like you said.  i use a set of BIG slipjoint  pliers to press them in.  NEVER had an issue.
<<works on toyotas every days :biggrin:
I don't know if it slipped out or not. When I started hammering, brake fluid started squirting out of the brakeline hole.

What happens when they freeze?

It works fine, now.
 
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