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Hello, I have a 2010 GTS with 18Z front brake calipers. I was replacing the pads and when I went to compress one of the pistons, one of the opposite pistons squeezed completely out. Can I rebuild (install new seal where the calipers are) for this caliper? The dealership said no, but I see that people sell rebuild kits.

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I do not see why a caliper can could not be overhauled, It is even recommended, after many years and miles driven, to check thoroughly and proceed with overhaul.

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A common DIY mistake.  Yes, you can rebuild individual pistons as needed.  For future reference, on dual piston calipers, you need to push on both sides at the same time to prevent this from happening; a specific tool is used for this:

 

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Cost about $30 and saves a lot of headaches.

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