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On the late model taurus one side screws in clockwise and the other counter clockwise. Use some brake clean on the caliper and there is actually an arrow that shows which way to turn. Leave it to ford huh? If it still won't turn in and you've been trying to turn it the wrong way it is possible the teeth inside are damaged and you will need to replace the caliper. See this all the time. Nice to see somebody retire!
Give me a sec and I'll see which side turns which way.
Straight out the manual.To move the piston back into the caliper, the LH piston is turned clockwise and the RH piston is turned counterclockwise.
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