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Old 07-21-2007, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default Help with Rear Brake Change on 98 GT

Hello,

I am in the process of changing my rear brakes and I have run into to problems/issues. If the first is that I can not get the pistons of the calipers to open up so that I can put it on the new pads and rotor. Is there anything special the rear need? The fronts opened up fairly easy. The next thing is that I took off the e-brake spring that attaches to the caliper. For the life of me, I can not get back on. Is there any tips and/or tricks to need to be done to get it back?

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Old 07-21-2007, 10:05 PM   #2
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Default RE: Help with Rear Brake Change on 98 GT

The rear pistons have to rotate/screw into the calipers. They don't press in.
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:08 PM   #3
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Go to Autozone or any other store like it, and tell them you're changing the rear brakes on a Mustang. They should know exactly what you're talking about and give you the tool to rent that will compress the pistons.
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Excellent, thanks for the info guys

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Old 07-21-2007, 10:26 PM   #5
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Default RE: Help with Rear Brake Change on 98 GT

first of all, why did you take the springs off?

i didn't bother gettingthe tool when i did mine, i just locked a visegrip on the piston and rotated it while pushing down on it at the same time
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