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Old 10-17-2009, 12:01 PM   #21
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I use anti-sieze compound as my lubricant for the "pins". Have used it for years and it works great. If the "pin" is tight, a slight "boring" of the bracket with a drill bit may suffice. When I removed the rubber bushings and added metal bushings to my Mustang to alleviate a caliper flexing issue, that was the route I took. It'* been 14 years since.
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hey so I ordered new pics.. finally came in.. I have a question. just want to make sure that the pins were in the right way in the first place... which pin goes where? there are 2 different pins, 1 with a bushing, and gm had no idea where they go. Thanks
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I really dont remember, only done the fronts once (Ceramics really last) and it was awhile ago. Did you take both sides apart and forget? Always a good idea to do them one at a time in case something is in question.

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Nice thread!!! Im planning to change my pads and rotors out summer of 2010.... Looks like i got some good info already!!!
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old thread..

searching how to replace my front & rear rotors and pads... after reading this.. i dunno if i wanna do it...
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Sam the GXP brakes aren't much different than any other. Just remember which bolt came out of where (2) in the front and buy a $8 "cube" that attaches to a ratchet to spin the back piston back in. It is not a tough job.
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thanks! i went to Napa and bought the cube and a C-clamp..

just waiting for them to come in.. i might end up doing them at home
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Doing my brakes now (front) and having an issue with that one pin with the bushing not sliding or being able to reinsert.. Does anybody know/remember how/where this pin/bushing goes back in? I did the brakes about 2 months ago and never noticed this bushing. I now have a major pulsation in the pedal and decided to do them again.
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The pin and the bushing need to both be there or you'll just end up with the pulsating again, and most likely a hung pad. If the pin doesn't glide smoothly through the bushing, it time to replace them. I have sanded the pins down before with other cars with mixed results.
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