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Rear wheel - have you wound the caliper back in for the handbrakes to work correctly? A G-clamp is not an advisable tool to use....

 

thanx for prompt reply. yep, done that. putting back wheel back on to see if problem fixed. cheers

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did you put the piston back be4 you put the new pads on if not take the pads off and if you have a g clamp that will push the piston back with that

 

That'll not do the car much good if the handbrake works on the rear pads..you'll have to screw the piston back in I think..

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You should crack the bleed nipple when you push the piston back, to allow the brake fluid to flow freely.

It's not common but it is possible to reverse/flip the master cylinder seal by forcing the piston in the caliper back.

 

Having said that I never do, mainly because the bleed nipples look more like rusty blobs than bleed nipples anymore.

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As said before the pistons that are basically self adjusters for the handbrake need to be adjusted back to their start position by screwing them back in clockwise. There is a proper tool for this but the same can be done with the careful use of a pipe grips but be try not to damage the rubber seals.

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