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Old 04-13-2019, 03:47 PM   #1
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Brake piston Wack-A-Mole !

There's gotta be a trick here to get all 4 pistons out. I've been wrestling for the last hour with my compressor and the caliper. I can get all 4 extended so they touch in the middle of the caliper but to get a piston out,the opposite one must be pushed in. Once I do that I can't get a grip on the piston still in the caliper to get it out. Argh..

Any MacGrubers out there ?

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Old 04-13-2019, 04:19 PM   #2
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Yes. Do one side at a time. Leave the other side in while you clean/replace seals, then do the other side.
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:39 PM   #3
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Ah, yes. Thank you kind sir !
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:01 PM   #4
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I’m thinking, big hose clamp to hold one side in, and a quick shot of compressed air in the brake hose port. Should pop right out. Clean throughly and replace all the seals and o-rings, including the dividing o-rings if you wanted to split the calipers(not usually recommended).

As said above, one side at a time.
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:43 PM   #5
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I use a skinny c-clamp and a used brake pad on one side, and a channel lock and pad on the other. Remember to put an old rag under the MC to catch all the fluid that overflows.
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:34 PM   #6
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I use a skinny c-clamp and a used brake pad on one side, and a channel lock and pad on the other. Remember to put an old rag under the MC to catch all the fluid that overflows.
Similar to this method, but I just use a wood block & an old brake pad. No clamps or channel locks req'd.
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