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Can you use anti seize on caliper pins?
Non-lubricant-rated anti-seize should not be used where relative motion between parts is expected in service such as on caliper slider pins. Most anti-seize compounds are not lubricants, which is a desirable property in many applications.
How do you remove a seized brake caliper?
Often a simple C-clamp can be used. To remove a caliper piston that has become seized, the hydraulic pressure of the brake system itself can be used. Remove the caliper from the disc, and pump the brake pedal to move the piston past the corroded portion. Now you should be able to disassemble and rebuild it.
What tool can I use to remove a stripped bolt?
Options For Removing a Stripped Bolt Head
- Locking Pliers. Any locking pliers like Vise-Grips are a great option that everybody should have in their garages.
- Heat Therapy. Using a blowtorch—finally, fire!
- Cut a Slit. Using a Dremel tool or some other type of cutter or grinder, cut a slit into the head of the bolt.
What to do if your caliper pin is stuck?
Another way to get access to a “caliper pin stuck” is to pull it out although this probably won’t work on a frozen or seized caliper pin. In 2013, the YouTube mechanic Fixbook posted a “how to” video that has close to half a million views. In it, he uses a socket wrench to twist the end of the stuck caliper pin back and forth.
What’s the rubber on a caliper slide pin?
A caliper slide pin has a rubber boot that seals out dirt, and often has a rubber bushing for movement and support. If you’re not using silicone or PAG, these rubber parts can swell.
How much is a new caliper pin for a Prius?
On RockAuto, a new caliper for a 2015 Prius, including the bracket with new pre-lubricated caliper pins starts at 53 bucks. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.
What kind of Grease do you use to lubricate slide pins?
To lubricate slide pins, two types of brake grease are proven to work — silicone and PAG (Polyalkylene Glycol). That’s according to Gary Weber of Dow Corning. (For details, check out his presentation Smart NVH Solutions for Next Generation Brake Design and look at the 11th slide.)