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Problem replacing rear pads on a 2002 Mustang GT

I bought all new pads for my 02 GT. The fronts were no problem but the rears are giving me fits. I can't get the caliper piston to go in. First, is the direction you turn them different depending on the side. I read the drivers side is clockwise and the passengers is counter clockwise. Is this true? My manual just says turn the piston clockwise. I got a caliper piston tool from Pep Boys but I can't get the piston to turn at all. I want to make sure I am turning them the correct way. I am so close to getting this done. About half a turn of the piston will do it. Any tips?

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crack open the bleeder valve...

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The easy way to remember is " lefty loosy righty tighty " A friend of mine buster his calliper trying to press it in instead of turning it..

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Originally Posted by Stage2 ROUSH View Post
crack open the bleeder valve...
I 2nd this opinion.
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Originally Posted by Stage2 ROUSH View Post
crack open the bleeder valve...

definitly try the bleeder valve.
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Yup, bleeder valve, and remove the reservoir cap, the rear calipers can be a major PITA sometimes. It makes a huge difference to have to square looking tool, well worth the cost.

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first off dont know if u did it but ur supposed to take the cap off and remove some fluid from the resivore to begin with but i dont see why ur havin a fit with it u shouldnt have to break the bleeder valve but if nothin else works try it good luck

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