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    I have Ron's pads, no matter what I do I cannot get the
    Piston to retract enough to fit them on. I spoke to Ron and he said I am doing everything correct. They are not screw in. I bent a C clamp trying to move them. I tried WD40, I tried tapping with a mallet but it only goes so far. I am missing by like a 1/16 inch.

    Any ideas from the collective minds of SL?
    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by Peter Aawen; 08-12-2019 at 06:38 PM. Reason: Brakes/breaks
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    If the piston still has room to retract and it's not flush with the caliper yet, the parking brake mechanism is the first thing that comes to mind. You're working on an RS? Pull off the lever and rotate the shaft a bit further in the disengage direction.


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    I am sorry that you're having so much trouble with your rear caliper. Did you turn the parking brake shaft where the arm attaches to the caliper, counter-clock wise?

    Here is a video that shows this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnIgEZ1pgRw
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    You may also have no alternative but to disassemble the caliper to check there is no debris behind the piston preventing it from getting "home". The down side of this is that you'll then need a overhaul kit.

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    It's done, thank you Snowbelt and BajaRon. It was the parking brake. Spent 2 hours fighting with it, once I knew what to do 15 minutes and done.

    Thank you to all for your comments
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zip View Post
    It's done, thank you Snowbelt and BajaRon. It was the parking brake. Spent 2 hours fighting with it, once I knew what to do 15 minutes and done.

    Thank you to all for your comments
    I am sorry. I know we discussed the parking brake over the phone. I thought you said you already did this. I should have been more detail oriented. I apologize for the added grief!
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    No worries Ron, it all worked out in the end.
    Thank you again
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    Quote Originally Posted by askitee View Post
    You may also have no alternative but to disassemble the caliper to check there is no debris behind the piston preventing it from getting "home". The down side of this is that you'll then need a overhaul kit.
    Is there an overhaul kit for these?
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