DIY: How to Remove and Lubricate Disc Brake Sliding Pins (VIDEO) - DodgeForum.com


DIY - Do It Yourself Within you will find how-to's on many aspects of modding and caring for your ride as told by your fellow members.

DIY: How to Remove and Lubricate Disc Brake Sliding Pins (VIDEO)

Reply
 
 
  #1  
Old 05-14-2016, 02:18 AM
ProStreetDriver
ProStreetDriver is offline
Amateur
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 45
Default DIY: How to Remove and Lubricate Disc Brake Sliding Pins (VIDEO)


Video tutorial on how to remove and lubricate the sliding pins on a disc brake assembly. Sliding pins, also known as guide pins allow your caliper to float, so when your brake pedal is applied, the braking surface on both sides of the rotor can be used. When the piston is pushed out, this basically creates a pinching against the rotor using the brake pads. Every time maintenance is done on the disc brake assembly, these pins should be cleaned and lubricated otherwise you can risk having them stick or seize. Sticking or seized pins can cause the brakes to stick on, prevent the brakes from functioning fully, and uneven wear on the pads.

Tools/Supplies Needed:
-ratchet with socket set
-wire brush
-file
-abrasive pad
-sandpaper
-small round object
-degreaser
-rag
-new slide pins
-new rubber boots
-torch
-slide hammer
-hammer
-adjustable wrench
-brake pin lubricant (used in the video is Permatex Synthetic Brake Lubricant #09125)

Procedure:
-the carrier can be removed or left in place when cleaning the pins and adding lubricant
-simply pull the pin out and give it a slight rotate which will help assist the rubber boot off
-remove the boot completely, then wipe away the old grease
-use a degreaser to clean off any residue if needed
-using a file, clean up around the boot’s sealing surface if there is a light build up of rust
-use an abrasive pad if needed to clean any dirt build up or rust on the pins
-if your pins are too far gone, then I would recommend purchasing new replacements from either the dealer, local auto parts store, or online
-using a rag and something which is able fit in the hole of the carrier, clean the old lubricant or any dirt inside
-once you are done, now apply a brake specific lubricant to the pins
-reinstall the rubber boots if they are in good condition, then push the pins back into place
-for stuck or seized, they can be removed either by the use of an adjustable wrench to rotate them, using a slide hammer, or applying heat with a propane or acetylene torch set
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-14-2016, 05:58 AM
phillip123hastings
phillip123hastings is offline
Professional
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 129
Default

Anyone tried this?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-14-2016, 11:17 AM
HeyYou's Avatar
HeyYou
HeyYou is online now
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Clayton MI
Posts: 41,623
Default

Every time I do a brake job. Ignoring the pins is a sure way to guarantee you will see the vehicle again for brake problems.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
evilemokid94
2nd Gen Ram Tech
27
03-12-2016 07:39 PM
cutthroatxxx
Dodge/Ram Diesel
2
03-02-2016 01:56 PM
hiusmell
2nd Gen RAM general discussion/NON-tech
4
02-20-2016 05:41 PM
jmhd1989
2nd Gen Ram Tech
3
02-20-2016 11:01 AM
hoover00
2nd Gen RAM general discussion/NON-tech
1
02-16-2016 10:54 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:01 PM.