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Help Changing Brake Pads

Alright so I put the new brake pads in but the pistons from the brake caliper are holding the brake pads too close together and I can't get the rotor back in. How can I move the pistons back into the caliper?

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Stick a flathead in between to push them out. Been doing this on motorcycles since my first bike.

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Alright so I put the new brake pads in but the pistons from the brake caliper are holding the brake pads too close together and I can't get the rotor back in. How can I move the pistons back into the caliper?
Compress the piston. A clamp should do fine.
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Oh yeah, I hope you have the brake reservoir cover off.

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Funny thing was I had the pistons fully in the caliper because I flushed out my brake fluid and it was easy to push them back in. Then I put in new brake fluid and bled it and all and I forgot to put my wheel back on so.... The brake pads were completed closed together and I didn't know what to do lol. My dad got the wheel back on and the rotor inbetween so it should be all good now. I might actually make it to the bike night later tonight. And warning that's an amazing idea if only I could've thought of that earlier lol. And xephona I was only able to push the pistons in a bit when I tried that. Anyways it's all good now thanks everyone.

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Funny thing was I had the pistons fully in the caliper because I flushed out my brake fluid and it was easy to push them back in. Then I put in new brake fluid and bled it and all and I forgot to put my wheel back on so.... The brake pads were completed closed together and I didn't know what to do lol. My dad got the wheel back on and the rotor inbetween so it should be all good now. I might actually make it to the bike night later tonight. And warning that's an amazing idea if only I could've thought of that earlier lol. And xephona I was only able to push the pistons in a bit when I tried that. Anyways it's all good now thanks everyone.
Yeah, give it a shot next time. It always worked for me. I'm glad you got that sorted out.

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