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post #1 of 4 Old 05-20-2012, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Left rear Brake Caliper

Hi, i have a Ford Focus C max 1.6 petrol LX and ive been doing the back brakes today.And the right hand side rear was a breeze but the left hand side caliper has been a right pig. the piston in the caliper will not go back enough to make way for new pads. We've tryed winding it back with a G clamp. We used so much pressure to push the piston back the G clamp bent i half. So we put it in a vice and the piston will still not go back. So i put the old pads back in and put the caliper. What i dont understand is the caliper will go forward but not backwards. Am i doing something wrong, is it meant to be done a special way? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-20-2012, 05:56 PM
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rear caliper pistons are different to the fronts, they have to be wound in clockwise using either a piston rewind tool available from most good motorfactors or using a pair of long nose pliers.

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-21-2012, 11:00 AM
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DITTO. be thankfull that you bent the G cramp and did not bugger the caliper. Hope the right one is OK.

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-21-2012, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanger dodger and tony c max. and no the right hand side is good. thinking about it i think the left side is seized because turning the piston clockwise it did not go back it stayed in same position. so ive ordered a new caliper. This is the C max's first pair of new pads because she's only done 23k from new (2005) the right one was a breeze to do the piston went back and we put the new pads in. i hate the springy clip the goes on the of the pads. It kept falling off. Thanks for posts!
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