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Caliper guide/slide bolts stuck......

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    Exclamation Caliper guide/slide bolts stuck......

    The bottom caliper slide bolt is stuck good on my front driver wheel. I was doing new pads and rotors, and because the bolt is stuck out in an extended position, I can't get the caliper over the new rotor and pads. The top bolt is perfect, nice and loose and greased up. The bottom is stuck like its one with with caliper mount.


    Whats a way to get that sucker out?

    Thanks,

    matto

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    i just had the same problem... my shop teacher just pulled the damn thing out, but once i sanded it down and smoothed it out it was perfect. solved many problems

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    What did he pull it out with?
    Was thinking a slide hammer, or a puller of some type. I tried clamping it in a vise. but didn't have much luck there.

    Thanks,
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    are you talking about the guide pins that have the allen head screw in the end of them? Have you tried taking that apart. I'm working on memory here so I might not be completely accurate but you should just be able to take that allen bolt out and then pull the caliper off and it may make it easier to get the pin out. Like I say, I'm working on memory and the last time I have had my calipers completely apart was 4-5 years ago so I may be wrong on how that pin is held in there.

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    I had the same problem with my front brakes, both sides had one caliper guild pin stuck. Got lucky with one side, got it free cleaned it up and good as new. The other side I was not as lucky. Had to make a run to NAPA to get a loaded assibly. That included a reman caliper, a new caliper mounting braket and brake pads. That was the only way I could find what I need. If I remeber right it was under $100 with the core deposit.

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    Earlier this yaer i was working on a buddys 98'ws6 that had both pins on both sides frzen in place and would not slide.. We tried the torch, the clamps, everything.. We wound up having to buy new hardware..


    Now i always make sure to grease the hell out of the pins and rubber bushings on the ends, to keep out water...

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    I had one siezed in awhile back...turned a simple brake job into a fuckin nightmare. Bought a new guide pin and then went to work on that siezed sum bitch with a vice and a big ass pipe wrench and pliers. Sand out the bracket when you get it out and lube up the new pin with a good synthetic grease..

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    Quote Originally Posted by camky99 View Post
    I had the same problem with my front brakes, both sides had one caliper guild pin stuck. Got lucky with one side, got it free cleaned it up and good as new. The other side I was not as lucky. Had to make a run to NAPA to get a loaded assibly. That included a reman caliper, a new caliper mounting braket and brake pads. That was the only way I could find what I need. If I remeber right it was under $100 with the core deposit.
    I looked every where when it happened to me...couldn't find a bracket to save my life

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    heat then some pb blaster will loosen those stuck pins quickly.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'm about to go work on it now so hopefully i'll be able to get it out.

    Thanks again,

    Matto

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    Pb Blaster ftw, it is amazing, I held a bold verticle and put a dab on bottom threads, it climbed straight up!

    As for the bolts, took mine off and the rubber boots were torn to shreads. Piece of shits!

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