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Hi everyone we just changed my dads front brakes with some ceramics on his 2003 deville, and now are looking to the rear ones. Is there anything that we need to know, or expect when doing the rear brake pads?

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Yes, the rear piston does not push in like the fronts, it screws in. You can do it with needle nose pliers if you are careful, but it is easier if you buy an $8 "Brake Cube".

There is only on bolt on the caliper. Remove it and swing the caliper up and off of the rotor on the rear pin. When installing the pads, be sure that the detents in the face of the piston are at 12:00 and 6:00.
 

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Ranger mentions 3 very important points.. Wish I would have asked BEFORE I did my rear brakes:)
After 60 minutes of trying to compress the piston (Was I lucky not to damage the threads) I used a needle nose pliers with ease to back in the pistons..
 
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