Step 8: compress piston

Since your new pads are obviously much thicker than your worn-out pads, there's not enough space to put your new pads in place.

So, you need to compress the piston back into the caliper.

There are many ways to do this; probably the safest is to use a C-clamp around the piston and the back of the caliper.

I couldn't do this, so I used a GENTLE prying technique between the caliper and the piston.

Be careful not to scratch, mar, or bend your brake disc. And be careful to exert pressure *straight* on the piston, as much as possible.
<p>Super cool</p>
<p>Yes,the above steps are excellent and very useful. I have followed the above steps but when using for 11 days a sound coming out from the wheel when i use my brakes and also i have shown to a <a href="http://euroautomotive.net/why-euro-automotive-repair.html" rel="nofollow">car detail shop</a> and they fixed the problem but same thing again occurs after 17 days.what i will do???</p>
<p>Also, why don't you try removing the cap off the master cylinder brake reservoir to remove the pressure in the piston instead of using brute force working against yourself.<br><br>Also, it is necessary to check your brake fluid level after performing jobs like these.</p>
<p>extra ordinary work brother :)</p>
<p>Very good idea</p>
<p>Superb!! very creative</p>
<p>I think the one car repair everyone should learn how to do is putting in new brake pads. That way you have the option to fix them if you want. You can still go into the auto shop for help, but at least you know how to fix the brakes if that isn't an option. <a href="http://www.autotorque.net.au/services " rel="nofollow">http://www.autotorque.net.au/services </a></p>
<p>Nice one work.</p>
<p>I was not aware of it. Thanks for the information!</p>
<p>Happy reading and tips for safety is good.</p>
<p>Great case study on brakes. </p>
<p>Nice one work.</p>
<p>i need mine changed, i may get under the car this weekend</p>
<p>Fabulous work.</p>
<p>Extraordinary Work.</p>
<p>good one.</p>
<p>nice one.</p>
<p>good work.</p>
<p>really nice</p>
<p>superb work.</p>
<p>Super cool</p>
<p>Nice Work Great Job sir.</p>
<p>great spot</p>
<p>nice work.</p>
<p>very nice</p>
<p>Great one. <br></p>
<p>nice share</p>
<p>great work i like this.</p>
<p>Superb work.</p>
<p>It is very useful for Cars.</p>
<p>Good work.</p>
<p>very nice.</p>
<p>very nice work.</p>
<p>Awesome work.</p>
<p>nice one.</p>
<p>great work..</p>
<p>great spot</p>
<p>Nice Work Great Job sir.</p>
<p>This is awesome</p>
<p>Nice work..</p>
<p>good job..</p>
<p>Great one:;;</p>
<p>i love with your job</p>
<p>nice project !!!!!!!</p>
<p>nice one;</p>

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