How To Compress Screw In Brake Caliper Pistons With Homemade Tools. Lisle Pad Spreader - http://amzn.to/2sJuppH - Please look below for other tool option links.
How to compress a rotating piston assembly in a rear brake caliper with tools I made in my garage. This design is common to most cars which do not have a rear drum for the emergency/parking brake. It can be frustrating to work on without the right methods and tools. Please look below for time stamped highlights.
For more car repair videos, please check out my playlist on the subject:
0:29 - Caliper wrench I made
1:20 - Socket adapter I made
2:00 - Description of proper tool
2:15 - Proper technique
2:40 - Turn while compressing
3:00 - Rinse and repeat
3:45 - Success
3:55 - Other ideas
4:56 - "Auto parts stars" (Irish?)
I made this video because I had a hard time finding information about how to properly rotate and compress the rear caliper piston assembly on a car I was repairing. Most forum posts and videos I found had some description of the task, but did not accurately describe or demonstrate that you need to both push in and rotate the piston simultaneously.
Other tool options:
Capri Pad Spreader - http://amzn.to/2t7Nr8z
ABN Pad Spreader - http://amzn.to/2ucrIBi
Lisle Piston Cube Tool - http://amzn.to/2tC2tXE
Capri Piston Cube Tool - http://amzn.to/2ucnx8k
PT Piston Cube Tool - http://amzn.to/2tCDUd1
I hope this video helps someone else with my issue. Even if you can't fabricate tools at home, you should be able to make with the right combination of tools and parts. In this video I am essentially replicating the duties performed by a specialty tool like this.
This video features a 2001 Volvo S40. The procedure would be exactly the same for any 2000-2004 S40. It is also very similar for many other vehicles with rotating piston assemblies. If a car does not have a brake drum integrated with the rear rotor, it most likely uses this style of piston for the parking brake actuation.
NOTE: Various manufacturers use this style of rear brake caliper piston. However, on some the piston will need to rotate opposite directions on either side of the car. If you feel a lot of resistance, you might be trying to turn the wrong way and could damage internal caliper components.
I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
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