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04-30-03, 06:25 PM   #1  
Front Brakes

When changing the front brakes on my 2001 ford windstar lx I some how push only one of the two cylinders in the caliper. I know can't get the other one in. What can I do?

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04-30-03, 06:39 PM   #2  
Using an appropriate hose clamping tool, clamp the rubber part of the brake line, open the bleeder screw, then carefully push the piston(s) in. I use the old brake pad up against the pistons, so that I can push them in evenly, and equally. They make special tools to push the caliper piston in, but if your careful, a c-clamp, will work.
Don't forget to check your brake fluid level after you've replaced the pads and pumped the brake pedal up!

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05-01-03, 07:03 PM   #3  
I agree, but Autozone will rent you the correct tool at no charge .

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