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Old 10-27-2006, 09:20 PM
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im installing new pads on my 96 gt and i cant get the pistons to depresss
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:59 PM
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Do you have the right tool to depress the piston? It looks like a back of a brake pad with a bolt going thru it. If not, Get some big channel locks and try and press back the piston by squezing it, Also take off your brake fluid cap to relieve some pressure. You might have some spilling but just clean that up and you will be alright.

EDIT - Ok im not sure if the SN95s or newer Mustangs have normal pistons or not, some cars have a type that you have to turn while pushing in. Im not quite sure so someone correct me? Just try what I told you and lemme kno.
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:08 AM
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I just get a large C clamp around the rotor
and start slowly squeezing untill the
piston is fully depressed.
Make sure you keep an eye on the
fluid resoivoir as it will overflow.
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Old 10-28-2006, 08:32 PM
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Make sure that it does not scew in, my sister had a car that the pistons screwed in, others have to be pressed back in with a block of wood and a large C-clamp, dont force anything.
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Old 10-29-2006, 12:01 AM
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I can add that the '95s push strait in...
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