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Anyone know the trick to getting the caliper off the disc? It seems that I'm always fighting it. Is therehrty a way to open the calipers a bit?
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I usually leave a pad on and use a c-clamp to push the piston back. Take the top off the master cylinder and do it slowly.
 

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You can slide a putty knife between the rotor and the brake shoe and push the pistons back into the caliper. Open the master cylinder before you do this.
 

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pa-glazier said:
You can slide a putty knife between the rotor and the brake shoe and push the pistons back into the caliper. Open the master cylinder before you do this.
Yup, a putty knife works great. You don't have to make the pads move alot, A little bit will do.
Note: You open the master cylinder for two reasons. One to releave air preasure in the master cylinder making the fluid flow, and thus the piston move easier. The second reason is so you can make sure the brake fluid doesn't overflow the master cylinder. VERY messy and VERY damaging to paint. Make sure you cover up any surfaces around your master cylinder when you do this. Good luck...
 
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