A brake caliper compression tool is a device used to repair brake piston tool components. The device consists of a piston attached to a cast iron cylinder. The piston moves up and down the cylinder and pushes up on brake pads. The brake pad deflates and the piston pushes brake caliper pistons into the caliper material to repair and restore the rotors to a proper level of contact.
The Ultimate Guide To Brake Caliper Compression Tool
The tool set consists of a set of three small tools, all made from steel, chrome-plated, or stainless steel. They are very effective, safe to use, and inexpensive compared to brake pads and discs. To use the tool set, remove the rotor and caliper from the brake cylinder. The pieces must then be secured in their respective holders. These pieces can be the rotor, caliper, pads, or discs. Using a ratchet wrench, secure the parts in place.
If the piston plates do not fit snugly into their holders, it may need to be tightened. To do this, place a ratchet wrench over the ratchet strap, and use steady pressure to turn the wrench clockwise. The tool fits very well with minimal effort. One thing to remember when working with this type of tool set is that the piston plates should be replaced if they are too worn. This will make the parts last longer.