2014 Ford Escape Rear Brake Pad replacement - the pad expander of each rear wheel doesn't retract as it should - tried a clockwise motion that didn't retract the expander. Any suggestions ?

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Asked by Mar 12, 2017 at 11:41 PM about the 2014 Ford Escape Titanium 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If they are at the end of the travel for the park brake setting then you may have to shove in at the same time you turn the piston on the caliper to get it to catch the spiral rod for the park brake adjustment. If it still won't turn in then you will either have to overhaul the calipers or replace them, personally I would replace them if you can't get it too catch. Don't try shortcutting brakes, your life and the lives of others depend on those brakes to work properly.

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The Parking Brake setting ! Excellent point and likely to be the situation I found myself in. I turned and I turned yet did not push in as you suggest here to catch the spiral rod, Thank you the advice and I will report back one day with results. Have a pending snow storm to deal with just now ! Best regards, Tennisshoes !

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Hope it works. UGGH I hate work on cars in the snow.

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..just beware one of the calipers retracts clockwise the other counterclockwise, there is a special tool not too expensive..

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Karmon, Really - could I have been turning the disc the wrong way ? Are you positive about this since a manual said counterclockwise and didn't separate left from right ( I only tried the right rear and gave up ! )

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