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Old 07-16-2017, 07:40 PM   #1
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Brake piston popped out of caliper

Stopped working on left front brake because I also needed to do the wheel bearing. Had the rotor and caliper off, then moved to right side. Replaced rotors and pads on that side, then pressed on the brake pedal to test it. I didn't understand why the pedal felt squishy and went to the floor until there was a puddle of brake fluid under the drivers side front. Cleaned it up, replaced the wheel bearing, then tried to replace pads. The piston popped out with the pad (along with a TON of brake fluid) and refuses to go back in. What do I do?
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:51 PM   #2
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:53 PM   #3
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Won't even go in with a c clamp. Don't I need to replace the gaskets?
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:08 PM   #4
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O rings? Is the Piston smooth you may have to polish with some 600 or so wetsand to knock off any corrosion. You can rebuild it now since it's out. The bleed screw is loose
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:16 PM   #5
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Yeah o rings. Should I replace all that or do you think I'm fine rebuilding it with what I have?
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:07 PM   #6
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Since you have it all out ....

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Yeah o rings. Should I replace all that or do you think I'm fine rebuilding it with what I have?
You've done 95% of the work already, why not do the seals? Also, the car is pushing 13 years old and the seals could go sooner rather than later.
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:52 PM   #7
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True, thanks for the help!
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