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Old 04-21-2006, 09:44 AM
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I am in the process of changing the rear brakes on my freestar. I am having difficult time pushing the “piston” back. Looking at the brake mechanism it looks to me that the emergency brake bracket may be the hindrance. Any suggestions or comments out there?

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Old 05-02-2006, 07:19 PM
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Can't you just use a c-clamp to push it in, like any other brake job? Let me know....
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Yesterday I had this same issue and luckily I found your post. Yes, a heavy duty C-clamp and a lot more force than I would have expected did force the pistons back into the caliper bores. Thanks for your post: I'm not sure what I'd have done if I hadn't read it.

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Default RE: rear brakes 2004 freestar

The piston has to be "turned" in clockwise while applying inward force! There is a freakin' tool for that to make life easier.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:41 PM
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I used 4 hands. LOL. A buddy kept light pressure on a C clamp while I rotated the pressure plate of the piston. Easy really.
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