Stucked after a brake pads service

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Old 02-22-2019, 12:49 PM
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Stucked after a brake pads service

Hi guys,
I am looking for some mechanics to help me with my R60

I tried to replace my brake pads by myself today and I am not able to push the caliper piston (rear right). It is turning (clock direction) but not moving back. I do not use any specific tool, just one of my classic pliers, I must admit it is quite difficult but after approximately 20 complete rotations, it did not move of any milimeter.

- My first idea was to open the brake fluid tank (it could be overfilled and so need to "escape") - no result
- My second idea was that the gearbox may have to be in Neutral (Could the Parking mode block the piston ?). I placed it in P mode because I had to lift the car and get the wheel out.

My concern is : my gearbox is now stuck in P mode, and I can't change it
I replaced the brake sensor as needed, and also tried to start the car to shift to Neutral but impossible.

Hope you guys had already suffer from the same trouble and have a solution, I am totally blocked at home this week-end

Thank you in advance
 
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Old 02-23-2019, 05:23 AM
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You can borrow a caliper retraction tool from auto parts stores free.

If you have no car to get there, Uber is a pretty cheap ride.
 
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This morning no more P mode blocked (temporary security ?)
Indeed I bought a caliper tool to push the piston (leg powered with my bike )
Do you know what gear is recommended for this operation ? (neural ?) It is the first time I do such service with an automatic gearbox.

Thanks

 
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:15 AM
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Ok pads are replaced. It was a real nightmare to push those pistons (even with the caliper tool)
I did not sucess to erase the related warning, but I can deal with it

Thanks for your help
 
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