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sweetandsour wrote: 13 May 2022, 21:36 I took the tire off of my grandsons F-150 and the outer brake pad was completely gone. The rotor was beyond gouged. We replaced the rotor, put on the new pads, but can't get the pistons compressed back in, they're stuck/seized completely extended and we can't budge them, even with the brake bleed stem open. Any ideas? Or should we just buy new calipers. It's another $200 if we replace both front calipers.
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jmg wrote: 13 May 2022, 22:22
sweetandsour wrote: 13 May 2022, 21:36 I took the tire off of my grandsons F-150 and the outer brake pad was completely gone. The rotor was beyond gouged. We replaced the rotor, put on the new pads, but can't get the pistons compressed back in, they're stuck/seized completely extended and we can't budge them, even with the brake bleed stem open. Any ideas? Or should we just buy new calipers. It's another $200 if we replace both front calipers.
C-clamp and a block of wood.
Thanks, but I have an old store bought c clamp thing, plus a regular c clamp with an old brake pad, but we can't budge it. I think I'll just replace the caliper rather than chance that old one seizing again while in service.
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sweetandsour wrote: 14 May 2022, 04:14
jmg wrote: 13 May 2022, 22:22
sweetandsour wrote: 13 May 2022, 21:36 I took the tire off of my grandsons F-150 and the outer brake pad was completely gone. The rotor was beyond gouged. We replaced the rotor, put on the new pads, but can't get the pistons compressed back in, they're stuck/seized completely extended and we can't budge them, even with the brake bleed stem open. Any ideas? Or should we just buy new calipers. It's another $200 if we replace both front calipers.
C-clamp and a block of wood.
Thanks, but I have an old store bought c clamp thing, plus a regular c clamp with an old brake pad, but we can't budge it. I think I'll just replace the caliper rather than chance that old one seizing again while in service.
If you can't budge it with a c-clamp, then it is really stuck. Sorry, bud. I'm not aware of another way to do it without damaging them.
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jmg wrote: 14 May 2022, 13:09
sweetandsour wrote: 14 May 2022, 04:14
jmg wrote: 13 May 2022, 22:22

C-clamp and a block of wood.
Thanks, but I have an old store bought c clamp thing, plus a regular c clamp with an old brake pad, but we can't budge it. I think I'll just replace the caliper rather than chance that old one seizing again while in service.
If you can't budge it with a c-clamp, then it is really stuck. Sorry, bud. I'm not aware of another way to do it without damaging them.
I agree. I bought new calipers to go with the new rotor and pads. I failed to wipe down the new calipers with brake cleaner however, and when the rotor got hot the light oil volatized and produced some white smoke from underneath the wheel well. All is ok now though I hope.
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