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Old 07-12-2010, 06:10 PM
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rear caliper emergency

first problem, how do i compress the rear pistons back into the caliper? used a c clamp on the fronts and it worked fine, the backs didnt budge.

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i was in the middle of doing the front brakes and forgot i had the back caliper off and went to press the brake after finishing the front to tighten it back up, needless to say the back piston came way out and fluid spewed out, heres wut it looks like,



can i fix this ? if so how ?
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:36 PM
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Re: rear caliper emergency

dand dood ur not gonna like this. alright here we go. the rear calipers are cross or X style not sure of the proper name. lots of integras have them. unlike the fronts they screw in and out instead of press. u need a special tool to close it. also there is a socket wrench attachment that u can buy, but to my understanding its rare to find. kinda resembles a big azz flat head tip lol. use that to screw it in. also i am told that if ur caliper is fully extended then its gone so if u cant screw it in at all then u need a new caliper or get it rebuilt. u also have to bleed your rear brakes if the fluid came out. u need a time machine 4real lol sorry bro
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Re: rear caliper emergency

Ok, dunno wat this guy ^ is talking about...

Grab something that will fit into one of the slits and twist it back in, u can spray some wd 40 and lube it up a bit, not a big problem.
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Re: rear caliper emergency

^lol until his breaks dont work hahaha i wont say anything else
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Re: rear caliper emergency

The special tool that is used to twist the piston back in, is sold at napa from what I have seen.
From what I see in the picture, you have almost completely pushed the piston out of the seal, judging from the fact you said brake fluid sprayed out, I have to believe that the seal is at least dislodged if not torn, first thing is to try to screw it back in, I've used the special tool, or I have used a large pry bar fitted in the slot.
If you do get it to compress, I would remount it, and have someone GENTLY press the brake pedal down, not going farther then 1/2 to 2/3 of the way down. Check to see if you have brake fluid leaking. Then let us know.
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Re: rear caliper emergency

dood seriously if u were squirting brake fluid from the seal around the piston then its prob screwed so just replace the caliper. Ur brakes are the most important part of the car so dont be a cheap a$$ a new caliper is like $40 at advance auto or something. if you cant screw it in as stated above ^^ just replace it.
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Re: rear caliper emergency

thanks ill let u know tomorrow
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Re: rear caliper emergency

so mi rebuilt it, turned it back in(which it went in perfectly easy the first attempt) and put the new rotors and pads on and no leaks, im goin to bleed them soon and see again but looks good for now.
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Re: rear caliper emergency

good stuff man im glad
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Re: rear caliper emergency

any better way to test for legitamacy?
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Re: rear caliper emergency

not to my knowledge. just bleed and test
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