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Hello,

What I was hoping would be a routine brake pad replacement job became a more serious one. I started with the right front wheel and that went smooth. The left side was quite troubling. After removing the pads, I was not able to push lower inside caliper piston. The 3 other piston moved in fine. I tried bleeding but it just would not budge. I put the old pads again and pumped the brake pedal hoping to loosen but still it would not push in. The calipers are quite expensive so:

1. Is there a way to loosen the piston?
2. Is this a broken caliper that needs to be rebuilt?
3. Where can I get rebuild parts?
4. Is there a DIY link someone has previously done?

TIA
Manny.
 

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Hello,

What I was hoping would be a routine brake pad replacement job became a more serious one. I started with the right front wheel and that went smooth. The left side was quite troubling. After removing the pads, I was not able to push lower inside caliper piston. The 3 other piston moved in fine. I tried bleeding but it just would not budge. I put the old pads again and pumped the brake pedal hoping to loosen but still it would not push in. The calipers are quite expensive so:

1. Is there a way to loosen the piston?
2. Is this a broken caliper that needs to be rebuilt?
3. Where can I get rebuild parts?
4. Is there a DIY link someone has previously done?

TIA
Manny.
Have you tried using a C-clamp to compress it?
 

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You can by a re-manufactured caliper starting at around $75. Check with your local parts store.
 
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