Originally Posted by Car54
I have a hard time doing the C clamp method on the front calipers. I'm not sure why, but I can't compress the piston very much when they're still on the car. I have to take them off then compress.
Maybe this is the ticket.
C clamp method (when I use it) works fine for me. bigjae's tool won't work on OEM brakes since the caliper is one piece with no removeable bridge.
The method I usually use is to just pull the caliper toward the outside. It's not instantaneous but it works. I can get full compression both ways.