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Replacing brake pads on a 2000 Sephia

To retract the caliper piston, does it screw in or push in? Thanks.

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It is pushed in, you can use a proper tool from an automotive store or just use a large screw type clamp. make sure brake fluid cap is of when doing so.

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It pushes in but you are going to need a crowbar to push it back into the caliper(leave it on the rotor,unbolted,then while someone else loosens off the bleed valve,you wedge a screwdriver in and force it back into the caliper.close the bleed valve whenever you stop pulling.)cleen it off first with brake cleaner...

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Depends Front Push Rear screw. The Screw on left is Left hand right is right hand

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  • Rick Johnson Dec 01, 2010

    Thats wrong I re-read it and you said Front. They push, just take off the tire. Losen but don't take off the Brake master cylinder filler cap. Where you put the brake fluid in. Now use a LARGE Flat screw driver. First put it in a slot in the rotor through the calipor and slowly pry the pistion back. When you have enough room put the screw driver between the rotor and the Brake disk. Pry very slowly but firmly. You don't want to brake, chip or crack the rotor. Once you have the piston all the way in then you can remove the caliper.

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