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Lube your brake calipers

Please do this.I never new about it.Boy do I now.If these freeze up it will build up pressure and blow the inside pad off.My front driver side done this right after I bought the truck.I checked the brakes before I bought the truck.It had 3/4 of pad left.I wasn't sure why it blowed the pad off.It ruined the caliper and rotor before I caught it.You might as well replace the other roter too so it will stop the same.At Taco Bell and the truck popped again.I thought it was the same one again because I didnt replace the passenger roter and it pulled that way.Just figured it had wore the brake pads down or I didnt do it right.Get home that ones ok.Checked the back.Ok untill I get to back passenger inside pad.Gone, ruint roter and caliber.This slide was froze up in it.Had to heat it to get it out.(needed my truck and could't find a new one)So I replaced both sides, roters and calipers.Man what a lesson learned.$500 later.

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This has been a problem. I have had this problem with my 2002 as well. My brake pads did not blow away. But the slide pins for the calipers have siezed up. I finally solved the problem. This is what I did. I took the caliper off. I drilled a small hole. Tapped the caliper for a grease fitting now. I grease the caliper slide pins regularly. I have not had a slide pin sieze up since I done this. Now when I get the oil changed I pop the tires off rotating them anyways and shoot some grease into the grease insert.


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Cool Scott, I would like to see a picture of that. Can ya hook a brother up?

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Yep I'd like to see some pics of that as well.

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Cool Scott, I would like to see a picture of that. Can ya hook a brother up?
I can do that. Give me a little time. I got alot of pictures to post up on here. The homemade map fooler, the brake caliper mod. Pics of the K&N air filter that was destroyed by sand. I am sure I got a few others. Give me a couple days and I will get these posted up for you all.


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What type of grease are you shooting in there? I only use the brake caliber grease from Ford, I think it is XG3 or something close, I didn't know you can get this type in a grease gun. We have a member on another forum I am on who is a brake specialist for Ford and he highly warns about using just any old grease and to much can be as bad as not enough. The slide pin lube should be part of regualr maintenance. Under average usage taking the slide pins out and cleaning and proper lubing should be done once a year. I think proper maintenance is getting the old stuff out as much as getting the new stuff in, but I would be interested in doing the zerk mod, only if you can get the proper grease in a grease gun cartridge, and then just a slight squirt would be more than enough, there isn't a lot of room in there for much grease.
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What type of grease are you shooting in there? I only use the brake caliber grease from Ford, I think it is XG3 or something close, I didn't know you can get this type in a grease gun. We have a member on another forum I am on who is a brake specialist for Ford and he highly warns about using just any old grease and to much can be as bad as not enough. The slide pin lube should be part of regualr maintenance. Under average usage taking the slide pins out and cleaning and proper lubing should be done once a year. I think proper maintenance is getting the old stuff out as much as getting the new stuff in, but I would be interested in doing the zerk mod, only if you can get the proper grease in a grease gun cartridge, and then just a slight squirt would be more than enough, there isn't a lot of room in there for much grease.
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I use High Temp Axle Grease. I know it is not the proper grease. How ever after having seized up slide pins several times. Having to replace a caliper because of the slide pin siezing up, having to replace a caliper mount because of the slide pin siezing up. I tried this out. I have yet to have a problem with my slide pins siezing up. I have done brake jobs using the proper grease only to come back the next time with a slide pin frozed solid.

The mod is not hard. When you put the grease into the zerk it is only like half a squirt because like NcHornet said there is not much room for grease. If you put to much in it will blow out the other end where the rubber seals are at.

Living in Michigan with salt and ice, and snow, and mud, and everything else getting up in there and siezing up the caliper slide pins. I tried something differnt. So far I have not had a problem.

It is quite easy to do. But it helps to have a drill press with drill press vise on it. That way you can drill nice and square into the caliper. You drill and tap the hole just like anything else. I have to check my brakes and maybe do a pad replacement soon so I will take those pictures when I do that.


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yeah I am sure the winter road scum is brutal on those slide pins, don't have that problem down here. If it does snow everything closes so there is no need to drive anywhere, lol!!! I'm not kidding either.

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I would be very interested in this also. Thanks

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yeah I am sure the winter road scum is brutal on those slide pins, don't have that problem down here. If it does snow everything closes so there is no need to drive anywhere, lol!!! I'm not kidding either.
I know I was down there for about a year when I was in the Corps. I was at Camp Lejuene in Jacksonville.


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