View Full Version : Brake piston help

06-11-2009, 07:06 PM
I just recently replaced my studs and now I'm trying to slide the caliper over the brake pads but the piston is in the way. I have no idea or clue on how to depress it so that it can slide over the pads. Any help would be fantastic.

David NA->FI
06-11-2009, 09:02 PM
Open the bleeder screw on the caliper, small 10 mm or so size, LEFTY LOOSEY RIGHTY TIGHTY. Fluid will start to drip from it, then push the pistons back in, the fluid will squirt out forcefully, just make sure not to get the fluid on the pads or on the rotor. Then gently tighten the bleeder screw, jsut needs to be snug like 10fts if even, basically wrist strength. That should help you out if you don't have a brake piston compression tool.

06-12-2009, 01:27 AM
Thanks David. The reason I asked because I did what you said but it stopped about halfway and I wasn't to sure if I would damage it from forcing it in. Which I did by the way and it worked. ;) thanks man