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Old 17th October 2006
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Unhappy Help!! Problems changing rear brake pads!

I tried replacing my rear brake pads today, but I ran into some problems. I cant seem to get the cylinder to retract. I tried using one of those cubes that have the knobs to fit in the dimples in the cylinder. when i turn it clockwise it wont retract, but when i turn it counter clockwise the cylinder comes out. So now i cant replace the caliper onto the brakes cause the clearance was smaller than it started. i keep trying to turn it clockwise to make it go back in but it doesnt seem to go in. Any help would be appreciated. I have a 2003 Linear with the longer brake pads not the small short ones. Thanks in advance.
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Need to push and turn on the rears. Call around to your local auto parts stores, most rent the good tool out for free, just require a deposit.
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well i have given up until tomorrow. Does anyone know if Advance Auto will rent out the tool? I have an Advance Auto, Autozone, Napa, and National nearby. Thanks.
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Got mine from Auto Zone.
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I bought a multi re-wind tool that wasnt multi enough for the Saab. So i had to resort to using the needle nose pliers method.

It seems at first that nothing is happening when you are pushing and turning, then all of a sudden they start reset pretty quickly.
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I finally got my new brake pads in. I went to Autozone and borrowed their tool. Their 11 piece set still didn't have one that fit exactly. I didn't even use an attachment I just used the prongs to fit on the attachments. That didn't even fit well, but I just put it on there and the pegs barely gripped the dimples, but it worked so I am fine with it. I wonder if we can somehow purchase the ones that dealers have because apparently there aren't any I have seen that have one that fits perfectly. Boo.
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