Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chelmsford, Ma, USA
Re: front wheel install
Don't know if there is a best way.
But if you can get a wide flat pry bar to open them up, slowly, try to not dig into the pad. Just rock the pry bar back an forth until you get them opened. Once you have then opened you can rock them onto the disk.
Or you could take the pads out and use large slip joint plier to compress the pistons back into the caliper.Then reinstall the pads.
Something that helps compressing the pads is to crack open the bled valve while you are pushing the pads back in, just remember to keep constant pressure so you don't suck air back into the caliper.
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