Rear brake caliper piston adjustment

Gene53

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Replacing brake components on the rear of my Solstice, cannot get the piston to screw in. Compressed the emergency brake lever and turning clockwise but it will not go in. Suggestions please.
 

Gene53

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I used needle nose pliers as I saw in a video but those were very awkward. I'm going to find and order the proper tool.
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melsg5

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It look like a square box with small knubs on each side for different size pistons
 

Gene53

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Sorry about the double reply, didn't think the first one posted. I think I have a handle on this now, I ordered a tool from Amazon that amazingly will be here today. I'll let you know how it goes.
 

Gene53

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I bought a great tool kit for this that should cover every caliper out there, so much easier. Got the kit at Amazon forv$22, I'd like to post a pic but can't find a way to do that. Thanks for your help.
 

Gene53

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Bought a caliper tool kit at Amozon, $22 and should work on any car, worked great on the Solstice, thanks for your help. Is there a way to post pics here?
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On the bottom it should say attach files with a paper clip but it may take a couple of posts for a new member to see it.
 

Gene53

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Not sure why this won't work, when I tap "Attach files" I just get options to share as in Facebook, Twitter etcetera.
 

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I can only guess you need to have a certain number of posts before you can attach something.
 

Gene53

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Thanks, you were right, looks like I had to post a few times before pics were accepted. Thank yo
 

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melsg5

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Thanks for the pictures
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Gene53

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I may have to purchase that tool set, now that I have a coupe and convertible. Thanks for the pic's and review
You're very welcome, until I bought it I thought I'd have to buy a new caliper. When you do a rear brake job be aware that every time you compress and release the emergency brake lever on the caliper it pumps the piston out. I didn't know that and that's what got me into trouble, I didn't see that happening until the piston was out so far that it had to have pressure on it while turning. Hard to do that holding the caliper and lever with one hand while turning the puck with the other using needle nose pliers. Glad I could help.
 
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