I've been fighting these rear disk brakes all night.
According to my haynes manual, they are like most rear disk brakes. Turn the
piston, and it should retract into the caliper.
Well .. this time, it's wrong! I can spin the piston, but it doesn't seem to
be going into the caliper. If I spin the piston the other direction it moves
out not in, so I know I'm going the right direction ... What am I missing?
The Haynes manuals aren't known for being complete with their information.
1. Drain approx. 2/3 of brake fluid from master cylinder.
2. Raise and support vehicle, then remove wheel assembly.
3. Loosen tension on parking brake cable at equalizer, then disconnect cable
and remove return spring from parking brake lever.
4. Hold parking brake lever in position, loosen retaining nut, then remove
nut, lever and seal.
5. Position two adjustable pliers over inboard shoe tabs and flanges on
caliper housing, then bottom piston in caliper bore.
6. Reinstall lever seal, lever and retaining nut.
7. NOT APPLICABLE.
8. Remove caliper mounting bolts, then lift caliper from mounting bracket.
If only shoe and lining assemblies are being replaced, suspend caliper from
chassis with suitable hanger. Do not allow caliper to hang from brake hose.
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