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Rear brake job - caliper tool

To perform a rear brake job on a 2014, the rear calipers need to be spun in correct?

Standard tool from parts store rental should work right? Nothing unique needed correct?




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You can do without the specialty tools, if you do the rear calipers only once in a while. See this video:

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Use the tool. A lot of parts stores like napa or auto-zone rent them or let you borrom them. It can be done without the tool but it's more difficult, you stand a greater chance of ripping the boot and why risk it. Spray the piston boot with a silicone spray the boot won't stick so much. Don't let the boot twist. Remember that one side caliper piston spins one way and the other side spins the opposite way.Pretty straight forward other than that. Good luck
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To perform a rear brake job on a 2014, the rear calipers need to be spun in correct?

Standard tool from parts store rental should work right? Nothing unique needed correct?




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I made my own back maybe '92 or so when I had my first rear discs. No tools available at the time. Used many times since. I think I had had 8 with rear discs.

However, the real thing to make this work is to open the bleeder screw while screwing it in.

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Pretty neat tool.


I'll prob just rent both the kit and ford specific tool. Unsure which will work the best. Tool rental is free, so really not concerned with saving cost here.

My mustang uses screw in rear calipers as well, and I've always used the cube tool on a ratchet. Huge pita so looking to do it the easiest method these days.



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I bought the cube to try and do mine but haven't gotten to it yet. I seen autozone rents the actual tool for free, I guess we shall see how hard the cube really is

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I bought the cube to try and do mine but haven't gotten to it yet. I seen autozone rents the actual tool for free, I guess we shall see how hard the cube really is
The issue is, you need to push the piston in and turn it at the same time. The pins on the tool and the slots in the piston are shallow and hard to keep engaged. Even with the bleeder screw open, they turn with significant force.

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Yeah, the cube is a pita because you need to push and turn. The pins slip and the whole job takes way longer than it needs to and with bloody knuckles from slipping ratchets

Parts stores rent tools for free, so I'll just make my life easy.

I'll pick something up this week and report if ot works ok.


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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.
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Update: had some money burning in my PayPal account, so I bought this on EBAY.



I know I could have rented it for free, but it was cheap enough and id rather just buy one vs go sit at the store to rent and return the tool.

I'll update when I use it. Prob try to get this done in the next few weeks or so.


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