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Rear brake piston on 2011 Ford Flex SEL. I have done brakes in the past, and never on A Flex. Not for years actually. Seemed ok until I went to compress the piston with a c-clamp. It won't budge. So I came on here looking, and one of the responses said I need a disc brake piston tool. And that the piston is to be rotated. I am worried though, as the response I am referring to said 2006 Kia Spectra.

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    Thanks Robert. I just went and purchased the only piston tool they had. It is mulitsided so I am hoping it works. I just wanted to make sure that this is what is needed so I don't waste time trying to turn the piston if that is not how it is done on the Ford Flex.

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Yes, you need to turn the piston to get it back into the caliper, Harbor Freight has this tool and it's not very expensive and works great. Disc Brake Pad and Caliper Service Tool Kit 18 Pc

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You need a tool to turn the piston to get it to go back into the caliper. if you don`t have the proper tool you can use a pair of adjustable pliers to turn the piston back but be careful to not damage the piston rubber boot.

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