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Re: Megane MK2 Handbrake
If a lot of force has been applied in an attempt to push the pistons back it's probably caused some damage to the ratchet mechanism housed within the pistons.
You can buy new pistons which should cure the problem but given the age of the car the calipers are probably past their best with regards to the handbrake mechanism as this tends to seizes up with age.
As Dancingdad said replacement calipers are probably your best option.
You can go down the 2nd hand route but given the price of remanufactured calipers these days I would go with them.
as the best prices can be found on there.
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