I cannot open the caliper enough to get the new brake pads installed. Is there a trick?

Asked by Jul 14, 2014 at 03:14 PM about the 2001 Toyota Tundra 4 Dr SR5 V8 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm replacing front rotors and pads of my 2001 Toyota Tundra. I got the wrong size pads from the shop, had to put it all back together to exchange the parts. No problem. Now that I have the correct size pads I cannot open the caliper enough to instal the new pads.

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I have the pistons opened fully on one side but can't get the other side to budge. Even with C clamps

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFol9-zYmRU

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ma mans suggests that you grind it off fam mash it in like a potato bled then it should get in there fam

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