I'm a first timer replacing (front) brake pads in my Nissan Pulsar 1.8 (hatch).
I had problems removing the caliper bolts on both sides - after successfully removing them, I removed the old pads and only tentatively replaced the bolts for further work the next day (Today).
Today I affixed the new pads for the right side and started pumping the brakes - whilst doing this, I heard some squirting.
On the left side I noticed a lot of brake fluid having leaked.
I'm not sure if this has anything to do with having the bolts only loosely screwed in? There isn't any damage to the brake line as I properly suspended the caliper making sure no kinks or damage was to occur.
The caliper on the left side was covered in fluid - I thought it would still be possible to at least get the new pads in. Using my C-clamp, I wasn't able to push the piston back; it would seem as thought it was stuck.
Therefore, I disconnected the brake line, thinking it might have something to do with pressure? Having the caliper completely disconnected, I re-attached my C-clamp and screwed it in as far as possible. Now the C-clamp seems to be stuck in the caliper (reading now, I should have used a wood block or one of the old pads rather than screwing the C-clamp directly into the piston), the screw top rotates, but doesn't move the screw shaft. I'm thinking this might be due to the brake fluid on the clamp acting as a lubricant,
any ideas on how I might unstuck it?
Any tips for any of the questions highlighted?