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Hey guys,

I'm doing a rear brake job with the calipers still in the vehicle, and had to remove the piston from one of them. Is it just me, or is this thing a royal pain to reinstall back in the rubber seal?



What should I do to get it back in there? Thanks!
 

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According to the shop manual I have,

install caliper piston seal
install caliper piston dust boot
press caliper piston into the caliper bore. Use even pressure.

This indicates you need to assemble the rubbers to the piston first, and install piston into the bore.

It also says do not reuse piston seals or dust boots. Damage to the vehicle can occur.

I have no first hand experience. Just passing the shop manual procedure to you.
 

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^^^^ Thats pretty much it. As noted above, use new seals, dust boots.
 

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Congrats - the rear calipers are a little tricky because of the little spiral movement that the parking brake design introduces.
 
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