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woodsman
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Rear brake tool

Post by woodsman » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:03 pm

Does anyone know what the part number or where to get the tool to retract the calibers on the rear of my 06 500. I want to buy one to have it... but where?? what does it look like...


Thanks Jim


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Re: Rear brake tool

Post by 05Freestyle500 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:59 pm

Goto Harbor Freight - its 42 dollars or so. They have 20% off coupons online as well.

Best price and it works - I have it.

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Re: Rear brake tool

Post by Meg's Dad » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:27 pm

Most auto parts stores will lend you the set (with a deposit) if you buy the pads from them. Advance Auto did for me.
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Re: Rear brake tool

Post by Tomcat » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:59 am

Bought mine on Amazon. About $40 and works great.

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Re: Rear brake tool

Post by Cuda_jim » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:15 am

A regular c clamp will work, just crack the bleeder screw when retracting the caliper.
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If hitting it with a hammer doesn't fix it........ you have an electrical problem. :~)

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Re: Rear brake tool

Post by Tomcat » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:36 am

C clamp works great for fronts but for rears, I would use the tool in order to rotate piston as you compress. Also, why do people open the bleeder valve? I've always left the bleeder alone and simply pushed fluid back into the master cylinder with no problems.

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Re: Rear brake tool

Post by Cuda_jim » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:32 pm

Most of the rears are very hard to retract even with the 'special tool'. Opening the bleeder screw reduces the effort, besides it's another way of getting new fluid into the system.
You still need to screw in the caliper piston for the e-brake adjustment.
05 500 Limited, AWD, CVT Amp and 2, 12 inch boomers in the trunk.
If hitting it with a hammer doesn't fix it........ you have an electrical problem. :~)

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Re: Rear brake tool

Post by 05Freestyle500 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:50 pm

I didn't find the rear's to be that hard with the correct special tool........

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Re: Rear brake tool

Post by Edsel II » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:58 pm

You can do the rears with the cheapy two buck square shaped tool and a C-clamp. Just line up the tool notches on the cutouts in the caliper piston, and put pressure on it with the C-clamp. turn the tool a little with a long screwdriver through it, compress the clamp a little more, and repeat until the caliper piston is retracted fully. Just take a few minutes longer, but doesn't cost a lot of money. Just make sure you know which way to turn each of the pistons. One is CW and the other is CCW. No need to open the bleeder screw. Just watch the fluid in the master to make sure it doesn't overflow.

For the fronts, any C-clamp will work. Just squeeze the piston.

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Re: Rear brake tool

Post by sleeper357 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:11 pm

Just did all 4 last sunday, the tool was 5bucks a year ago at advance

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Re: Rear brake tool

Post by tgt1va » Tue May 31, 2011 8:52 am

Cuda_jim....I'm having problem with parking brake not grabbing after doing this rear brake job...RR caliper piston was compressed using much force and turning CLOCKWISE!!! I know now...that's the wrong way, but about every revolution I would get a "pop" and the piston would go in a little...eventually got the thing compressed this way.

I did pull it back off, pushed back out the piston and re-compressed it the right way, but parking brake still doesn't grab on this side.

Can you elaborate on how to tighten up the parking brake? Also, check out my other post/topic to see extreme details on how I got in this mess! Thanks!

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Re: Rear brake tool

Post by waynertucker » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:40 am

I made my rear break tool out of a 3/4" castle nut. Thread the nut on an 8 inch piece of 3/4 pipe and cut off every other tab on the nut. I put a tee fitting on the other end and added a two inch piece of pipe on either side for a handle. Total cost was about eleven dollars and one hour of time grinding off the tabs.
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Re: Rear brake tool

Post by warment » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:23 am

Check out the following link: viewtopic.php?t=13516

I think this is what I bought that works nicely:
http://www.amazon.com/OTC-7317A-Disc-Br ... ford500-20
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Re: Rear brake tool

Post by rebean » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:44 pm

i just use a big plyers and turn while im pushing it works great dont need a special tool

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