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Me too I found hard to turn and push at the same time. The caliper has to be wedged on some hard and stable support to prevent injuring hands. At one point, I decided to remove the rotor, and reintall the caliper back in the caliper bracket ( 2 caliper bolts not fully torqued but just hand tight) to have a firm and solid support.
That sounds like a clever idea to put the caliper back on the yoke for tightening.

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Showed up fast. Now to find time to tackle the rear brakes. Too humid today. I'll update on how well it worked when I get to it




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Me and a buddy tackled my brakes 2 weekends ago, cube definitely proved to be useless. He ended up using a pair of pliers. Personally I would have rented it over spending the money on it if you only use it once every like 3 years

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It just came down to time vs money for me.

I'd rather spend $18 and have the tool for my 3 vehicles that use screw in type rear calipers, vs make the trip back and forth each time I need to rent.


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Rear brake job - caliper tool

Just to update

Bought new pads and rotors, and finally got around to doing the rear brakes.

Tool worked well. #7 die did the trick and had them spun in in no time at all. Didn't crack bleeder, easiest part of job. Piece of cake

Now getting the old rotors off was not easy. Rusted firm. Had to use a few tricks to get those off. 2 hrs total due to rotors seized into the hubs. Needless to say I used plenty of antisieze to avoid this the next time



And for the hell of it I threw a 17" mustang wheel on just to see.




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