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Jay, Certified Infiniti Technician
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Experience:  20+years, Nissan and Infiniti experience and currently now working for a Infiniti Dealer
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Infiniti I35 how do i retract the rear brake caliper on a

Customer Question

how do i retract the rear brake caliper on a 2003 Infiniti I35, so it will go over the new pads?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Infiniti
Expert:  Jay replied 5 years ago.

Jay :

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Jay :

Those caliper pistons turn in to retract in.

Customer:

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.

Jay :

What are you turning the piston with?

Customer:

vise grips

Jay :

No, you can't use that...

Jay :

There is a special tool to turn them in, or use needle nose pliers..

Jay :

Let me show you the special tools...

Customer:

why would it make a difference? where do I get that tool?

Jay :

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.

Customer:

I used to have one of the square jobbies but I cannot find it now. I will keep looking. will the needle nose work?

Jay :

They can, I fight with them to much..

Jay :

I have both those tools, so I haven't had to try using needle nose pliers in some time..

Customer:

So I have to push in while turning...right?

Jay :

Yes

Customer:

K. Thanks!

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