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Those caliper pistons turn in to retract in.
I have turned and turned. It is close within about 1/16" but not quite enough. the piston is about 1/2" out from the caliper face.
What are you turning the piston with?
No, you can't use that...
There is a special tool to turn them in, or use needle nose pliers..
Let me show you the special tools...
why would it make a difference? where do I get that tool?
That first tools presses the piston as you turn it in, which is what you need to do to turn it in. That tool is not a cheap tool. Where the second image is what most auto parts stores keep on there racks, and you just use a ratchet to turn the piston in.
I used to have one of the square jobbies but I cannot find it now. I will keep looking. will the needle nose work?
They can, I fight with them to much..
I have both those tools, so I haven't had to try using needle nose pliers in some time..
So I have to push in while turning...right?