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Rear brake caliper piston won't go back in (with rewind tool)


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I tried to replace my brake pad today. Unfortunately, I rewind anti-clockwise. The caliper is stuck. Anyway, I managed to rewind it later after many tries. But, it still stuck halfway. No matter how hard I try with the rewind tool. It still unable to go it. Anyone has any suggestion? Details as attached.

 

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I know this comment is of no help.  This is the kind of reason why I prefer drums on the rear. Sometimes I see people asking about converting from rear drums to discs , I always think why?   For 99% of drivers I don’t see any advantage to rear discs over drums.     I accept that discs are essential on the front as they provide more braking force and cool better. It’s the front where the braking is mostly applied.   I realise the discs were probably on that car when bought and it was not a choice

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If bleed screw doesn’t help I am wondering if handbrake mechanism is causing problem.   Pull cable about a bit?  Try having calliper at different angles/other way up.   Bit of a guess, not had this problem myself

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3 hours ago, TomsFocus said:

People generally upgrade to discs for the aesthetics.  If you're fitting a nice set of alloys, tiny drums behind them do look a bit ridiculous.

Thanks for your advice. I found the issue. I used the left-side rewind tool on the right-side calliper. 
Silly me. I managed to fix it with the right-side rewind tool on the right-side calliper. 
Thanks everyone. 

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5 hours ago, isetta said:

If bleed screw doesn’t help I am wondering if handbrake mechanism is causing problem.   Pull cable about a bit?  Try having calliper at different angles/other way up.   Bit of a guess, not had this problem myself

Thanks for your advice. I found the issue. I used the left-side rewind tool on the right-side calliper. 
Silly me. I managed to fix it with the right-side rewind tool on the right-side calliper. 
Thanks everyone. 

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