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Brake Caliper Pin

This is a discussion on Brake Caliper Pin within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So today I went to replace my front brake pads and rotors but when I went to put the caliper ...

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    Brake Caliper Pin

    So today I went to replace my front brake pads and rotors but when I went to put the caliper back on, one of the pins/ bolts wouldn't contract and I've tried everything but it won't go back in its housing. Any ideas on how to fix it?

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    Did you lubricate it with brake grease before putting it back in? If not I would try removing it if you can and applying the grease to see if that helps.
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    No I didn't lubricate it but one pin was fine and the other wasn't

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    I'd still try that and see if it helps. If you don't lubricate them they can seize up.

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    Brake Caliper Pin

    Spray it heavily with a good penetration oil and grab it with vise grips or channel locks and try turning it back and forth . Once it starts to move it should loosen up . Wire brush or wire wheel it and grease it well . Use caliper or brake grease . All of them should be greased every time you do a brake job .

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    I had to "warm" the housing with a torch for a pin that was completely seized on our car when we first purchased it. As stated, liberal use of a penetrating oil and rather than pulling on it, I started by rotating it in the housing and just working it back and forth until it broke free.

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