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Old 10-25-2006, 03:54 PM
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Front brake calipers and upgrading the slide pins

I just registered on the site and was poking around the tech maintenance forums and came across this nice write up:
http://guzzle.rbmicro.com/cu.html

Before I order these pins from my local dealership, I wanted to make sure they also worked for my 2000 4x4 Excursion.

Thanks in advance.

Stewart
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Looks alright.

Give it a shot and let me know how they work.
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure the brakes weren't changed at all between the F250/350's and the Excursions, but I figured I'd ask, just to make sure.

Stewart
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This is definitely something I think everyone with these brakes should do. I had a pin sieze up last winter and I was unaware of it until it was way too late. I had to replace the rotor as it had caused complete wear of the pad and chewed off about half of the material on the inside of the rotor. It took us about 30 minutes of shot after shot of penetrating lube to get the pin out, it was as if it had fused itself inside. Not a fun job to do in 20 degree weather....thank goodness for my buddy's heated garage, lol.....anyway I replaced it on a weekend when the dealer was closed so I had to go to auto zone for the pin itself, then to napa for the rubber boot.....messed up.
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Give it a shot and let me know how they work.
I finally got around to replacing the caliper pins when I replaced the front brakes, last week.

Yes, the upgraded pins work fine for an Excursion.

I guess I was lucky, three of the four pins pulled right out, easy as pie. The fourth was pretty tight, and it took a minute or so, but I was able to remove it without using pliers or penetrating oil.

After removing the pins, I wrapped a drill bit with some nylon scrubbing pad and using my cordless drill, I carefully cleaned out the bore. A few shots of brake cleaner and the bore was as shiny as a new nickel!

I coated the pin and bore with some Ford Motorsport caliper pin lube and viola, good as new.

Stewart

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I had to do one on mine once. Man it was a bear, it took us every bit of a half hour to get it to finally come out. Luckily the pin was the only thing damaged, there was no damage in the bore at all.
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