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TH 6/7/2012

2011 Scion xB Base 4 Cyl 2.4L

Brakes

How to retract rare break piston?

How to retract rare break piston?

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HouseCallAuto

HouseCallAuto 6/7/2012

If the parking brake cable does not come into the rear of the caliper then the piston simply pushes in with a C-clamp or channel lock pliers, if the piston has notches at the surface where it meets the brake pad then the piston has to be retracted with a piston retract tool that you can borrow at most large auto parts stores.

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ScottKent

ScottKent 6/20/2012

I just did my rear breaks and you can actually just use a set of needle nose. You just have to turn while pushing in. it is a security feature for the E brake.

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HouseCallAuto 6/20/2012

That method does not always work and is affected greatly by the size and shape of the needlenose used.

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