On replacing the rear disc brakes on a 2006 Uplander. I have a problem compressing the brake in order to install the new pads. I'm wondering if the handbrake has to be detached in order to compress the cylinder to install the new pads. I would certainly appreciate any feedback.
Year : 2006
Make : Chevrolet
Model : Uplander
Engine : 6 cyl
I've replaced the front pads with good results. However when I went to the back I ran into trouble. I cannot compress the cylinder to install the new pads. I wondering if the handbrake, which is itstalled on the back of the cylinder is my problem?
hello, for now stop pushing the piston. They screw in with special tool. you can easily damage the caliper if you clamp too hard as they are complex inside due to E brake. Ther is a special tool for doing this or if you happen to have a spanner wrench OR have some way to grab the slots on the claiper piston and rotate it clockwise. below are directions. Line#1 explains
ASE Master, L1, 32 years, Diagnostic / Electrical Specialist