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Old 09-10-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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Default Front caliper piston stuck, please help ASAP!

Drivers side front caliper has one stuck piston. Im trying to remove it so I can do a rebuild but the darn thing is stuck in there. I've tried using compressed air to force it out to no avail, also tried pulling it out with pliers and that's only chipping the edges of the piston. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated, I'm currently just losing brake fluid as I type even though I have a plug on the line! my stupid phone isn't allowing me to attach a pic but will try loading up on computer soon
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here it is. sledgehammer to the top of the caliper?? i'll give it a try..

EDIT: Hit everywhere on it with sledge, top bottom and back, no dice
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well the piston is now ruined since i tried knocking it out with hammer and chisel, but the stupid thing has yet to budge... any other ideas?
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press or vice, im assuming u got a caliper rebuild kit and a new piston? otherwise just go get a new caliper
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well i was going to buy the rebuild kit as soon as i got it disassembled, but i guess not. guess i should just replace both front calipers while i'm at it..
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Replace them both. No point in getting the rebuild kit when you can get the whole caliper for just a bit more.
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thanks for the quick input fellas. got two remanufactured calipers coming in from advance auto within the next couple days =/ ah well, at least they offer an awesome $40 discount with free shipping!
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Not bad at all. I work at advance, I tell people if they're looking to save money buy online and pick it up in the store. Working there has its advantages, like a $120 battery for $50
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i tried knocking it out with hammer and chisel, but the stupid thing has yet to budge
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