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Need some advice about changing the brake pads on my 03 Maxima. Real easy to get the caliper off but I cannot get the piston pushed back in, even if I open the drain plug for the fluid. Sorry, it's my first time changing out the pads on my '03, not too familiar with these braking systems. Do I have to somehow disengage the e-brake? The e-brake cable is disconnected, also very easy, but still the piston will not go back in, even under pressure with a c-clamp. Any advice?
 

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jcnhwildcat said:
Need some advice about changing the brake pads on my 03 Maxima. Real easy to get the caliper off but I cannot get the piston pushed back in, even if I open the drain plug for the fluid. Sorry, it's my first time changing out the pads on my '03, not too familiar with these braking systems. Do I have to somehow disengage the e-brake? The e-brake cable is disconnected, also very easy, but still the piston will not go back in, even under pressure with a c-clamp. Any advice?

You need to turn them back in. Get a needle nose pliers put int the groves and turn them back. I least that is what I have to do on my 99 Max
 

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MaxQuest said:
You need to turn them back in. Get a needle nose pliers put int the groves and turn them back. I least that is what I have to do on my 99 Max
Thank, it worked, but only after I started the car and pushed the brake pedal in slightly. The piston almost came completely out of the caliper housing, but I was almost able to turn it back in by hand after that. Don't know why or how that happened, but Im glad I now know how to do it!
 
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