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...Replacing the rear disk brakes on a 2006 Ford Fusion and

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...Replacing the rear disk brakes on a 2006 Ford Fusion and finding that I can't get enoungh clearance to fit the pads onto the new disk. Tried pushing the brake cylinder in with a 'C' clamp. It goes in a bit, but still not enough clearance. Whats the problem?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  lostrider replied 6 years ago.

HiCustomerthis is lostrider, hope you didn't put too much pressure on the calipers with the C-clamp, these pistons screw in to retract them, there is a special tool to do this with, you can purchase it at most parts stores, the one in the diagram may differ from what you may find, but there is the procedure, hope this helps.

Special Tool(s)
graphicAdapter, Rear Brake Caliper Piston Adjuster
206-026 (T87P-2588-A) or equivalent.


  1. NOTE: Make sure the caliper piston boot is clean and free of foreign material.

    NOTE: Position the notch in the caliper piston so that it will correctly align with the pin on the backside of the inboard brake pad.

    Using the special tool, compress the brake caliper piston into the brake caliper bore.
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  2. Install the 2 brake pads, shims and slide clips to the brake caliper anchor plate.
  1. Position the brake caliper on the anchor plate and install the 2 bolts.
    • Tighten to 26 Nm (19 lb-ft).
  1. Install the parking brake cable to the brake caliper.
    • Pull back the parking brake lever.
    • Connect the cable to the parking brake lever.
    • Install the cable conduit retaining clip.
  1. Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with clean brake fluid.
  1. Cycle the park brake several times to verify normal operation.
  1. Test the brakes for normal operation.


Customer: replied 6 years ago.



...Thanks LostRider. This is the first time I ever ran into a problem like this, doing brakes. Who would of thought of 'screwing' in the brake caliper. Live and learn!

Expert:  lostrider replied 6 years ago.
Allot of the fords rear disc brake systems have gone to screw in calipers, this is what is used for the E-Brake system. your welcome and thank you.
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