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Old 12-11-2008, 04:09 PM
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caliper pistons wont budge

i'm trying to put new front brake pads on and the pistons wont depress or go back what ever you want to call it so the caliper wont fit over the new brakes pads. and now i cant even get my old ones in !!! its really pissing me off i've tried bleeding them and pure brute force but no its not working please help
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

You did have the bleed screw loosen as u tryed to push it back in and have ya used a C clamp and a bored.
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

i dont think he tried the C-clamp, and also look in your manual i forget weather it was the front or the rear calipers where you twist them back into place with a screwdriver or something of that nature. I did this about a month ago and everything went pretty smooth, you rockin abs???
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

i didnt use a c-clamp cause i couldnt find one. i used a piece of wood and a sledge and just knocked the caliper off the pivot bolt and then put it over the pads that way. i got conventional brakes. i really want abs though. i hate it when they lock up
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i didnt use a c-clamp cause i couldnt find one. i used a piece of wood and a sledge
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

awe why so suprised? it didnt break anything i swear!! it actually turned out pretty good. and i had that warm fuzzy feeling after it was done
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

You should prolly use a C-Clamp next time just to be safe lol.
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i didnt use a c-clamp cause i couldnt find one. i used a piece of wood and a sledge and just knocked the caliper off the pivot bolt and then put it over the pads that way. i got conventional brakes. i really want abs though. i hate it when they lock up
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You did have the bleed screw loosen as u tryed to push it back in and have ya used a C clamp and a bored.
he doesnt have to have the bleeder screw loose just make sure the master cyl cap is off.

try using a c clamp for the sake of your prelude or goto autozone and rent their tool for doing the job. if it still wont budge than the caliper is most likely bad.
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

master cyl cap?? do you mean the line that is connected to the caliper?
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

The cap on top of the master cylinder...so pressure can escape the lines.
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/...ASTER+CYLINDER that is it right? i took the cap off and it still not working. and if that is it and the pistons still arent going in then how are all four pistons bad and i can still stop?????
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

dude, you really need to get a c-clamp. IT takes gradual preasure to make the piston retract, not short sudden blows of a hammer. all your going to do is blow/damage a seal. get the c-clamp and try again.
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

i am using a c clamp!! it wont go back. do you have to twist the piston? i removed the cap. do you have to loosen the bolt on the brake line?
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

The rears you do have to twist, the fronts you don't.
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

thank you thank you!
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

is that where you were stuck? the rears?
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

ya. the front pads were still really good.
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Re: caliper pistons wont budge

I thought we were talking about calipers?
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