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Big Al

Member Since 22 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 18 2010 02:28 PM

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1999 Galaxy Rear Brake Caliper Piston

18 September 2010 - 11:19 AM

Afternoon Chaps
Mid way through replacing the rear pads on the trusty old 1999 Galaxy. Old ones off, caliper cleaned new pads ready but I cannot get the piston to compress back to make space for the thicker pads.
I have released the handbrake cable from the caliper, I have a trigger clamp on the piston and the rear of the unit, I have tried to release the bleed screw with a one man braking kit but I can't get fluid through the bleed nipple and the piston won't compress.
Any bright ideas that don't require a full strip down of the caliper etc.

from a puzzled Big Al

Just found the bit about rotating the piston cloclwise with a pair of pliers whilst pushing the piston. Piston is turning but not getting much movement back into the caliper. Any suggestions????