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Old 07-19-2006, 03:41 PM   #21
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On my last brake change, I pulled the pins to lube them and found that the factory originals had a dimple in the bushing that kept the pin from coming out easily. In removing them I ended up damaging some of the threads on the pin. I bought replacement ones from AutoZone just to be safe. I did have a little problem with the rubber inserts when I reinstalled the new pin/bushing but I used a little dishwashing soap to lubricate the rubber and was able to get everything back in place. Good luck - It'* not as easy as it should be.
One thing in that worries me. Dish washing soap is designed to cut through grease. So if the grease that you used to lube the pins got dish washing soap all over them....then I would not be supprised if it destroyed the properties of the grease.
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Your pins were cleaned and lubed when you guys did the brake change.
Huh? I'm too dense to think of what part the "pins" are, but I sure didn't know to clean them.
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Maybe Bob is fried? He told me you guys fought the pins out..cleaned and lubed them properly.

The pin is the part that is basically a bolt to hold the caliper on and also acts as a pin slide to the assembly.
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I thought they did, but I was cleaning Ben'* engine bay and flushing his coolant, so I really know squat.
I'm guessing GH supervision goes down quickly in the heat when theres a dirty engine and cold water to be had.

Pull it apart, clean and lube with brake caliper anti seize
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Corvettecrazy - I used a minimum of soap - just enough to lube the rubber insert and I cleaned all the excess off, but thanks for expressing your concern - you have a good point.
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Yeah, I have some antisieze already, just waiting to get to 80 degree weather, I'm done with this sun crap
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