How to Remove Frozen Pistons From Brake Calipers - On Demand Video

Part 1 of 3 Parts: For Mercedes brake calipers from the early 1960's to the late 1990's

You can save a lot of money if you can rebuild your old brake calipers, especially on some older models. If you can just get the pistons out of the housings, most calipers are rebuildable, unless they have been subject to road salt or have sat exposed to the weather for years without use.

How to Remove Frozen Pistons From Brake Calipers - On Demand Video
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In this video Kent will briefly mention two other ways you can remove the piston or pistons from the calipers. One method will work just fine it the pistons are not rusted (stuck) in. The other method popular on YouTube Kent does not recommend. When they are really frozen you will high more pressure to push them out. Most of this video will be focused on how to use Kent's fuel injector bench tester to hydraulically “force” the pistons out. 

In order to use this method, you will need either the gas or diesel mercedessource bench mount pressure tester along with the special adapter line and hose (available for purchase separately if you already have the tester). See links below in related products to learn more about this tester and the adapter hose.

This video DOES NOT cover removing the caliper from the car or cleaning and rebuilding it. It only covers the procedure of removing a stuck piston or pistons from the caliper housing.

Total run time: 20:59

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