Rear caliper piston stuck? - '98 taurus
Went to replace my rear disk brakes on my 98 taurus. "Borrowed" a disc brake caliper tool set from O'Reilly's Auto Parts. Took about half the fluid out of the master cylinder and left it open. Piston wouldn't budge either way. The tool has a handle on the end of it and not a socket fitting, but even tried a breaker bar and only managed to bend the handle of the tool.
Is the piston seized in the caliper? I was going to buy new calipers but the store told me to open the bleeder valve, and didn't seem to believe that the piston wasn't budging.
Opened the bleeder valve and still wouldn't budge. Actually when I opened the bleeder valve only a little bit of brake fluid dribbled out.
Does it sound like I need a new caliper or is there potentially something else going on?
I am working on the driver side and haven't tried the other side yet. If I do have to replace the caliper, then how do I get the parking break cable off of the housing? I've got the cable out of the retaining clip, but it seems to go through a hole in the body as well. It was kind of dark, cold, and rainy so maybe I just wasn't looking carefully?
Right now this is my only car so I really need to get it back together.
I should add that I was trying a clockwise rotation to compress it, but it wouldn't move counterclockwise either.
Thanks in advance
Last edited by StLCards; 11-27-2011 at 10:04 PM.