brake caliper stuck

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by sritz, May 4, 2004.

  1. sritz

    sritz Guest

    i was changing the pads on my 92' sl-2 and when i went to go clamp the
    caliper pistopn back in it wouldnt move at all?? i dont know if it has
    something to do with the emergency cable. it wont budge so theres gotta be
    somethin to it ecause both sides are like that.?
    sritz, May 4, 2004
  2. sritz

    sritz Guest

    sorry it is a 94 and it is the rear brakes...
    sritz, May 4, 2004
  3. sritz

    Tim G Guest

    It isn't stuck if you notice the the pistons have grooves
    in them. You have to use a special brake tool to rotate
    them back into place. You may have damaged your
    caliper by using a c-clamp if you put too much pressure
    on it.

    You can purchase the tool from autozone or advance
    auto or the like it is about 10 bucks.

    Tim G, May 4, 2004
  4. sritz

    Lane Guest

    You can also use a needle-nose pliers. Place them in the indentations in
    the piston and turn.

    Lane [ l a n e @ p a i r . c o m ]
    Lane, May 4, 2004
  5. sritz

    Tim G Guest

    True you could use needle nose but isn't the fun of
    working on your car, the excuse to buy new and
    different tools. Works great for my wife lol


    Tim G, May 6, 2004
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