Can anyone tell me what tools I need and the sequece for recompressing the caliper piston on a rear brake pad replacement. I have heard several senarios about how this is done.
One involves an alley bolt that backs the piston and the other involves a special tool that compresses the piston while turning it. One additional tale says that you can turn the piston with needle nose pliers and use a 6" c-clamp the recompress the piston.
Here is an excert from from WikiAnswers:
"Start by loosening the brake fluid reservoir cap to make compression easier. Then, (this is the tricky part)pull up the parking brake lever. Now, use your long nose pliers and turn the piston clockwise many times. Then release the brake and use your 6" C-Clamp to depress the piston all the way until flush with the boot. You may need to repeat this process until piston is fully recessed."
Love to hear from anyone who can clear this up.