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Old 11-18-2011, 12:04 PM
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Brake Caliper Guide Pins

During a recent service on my brakes I noticed that one of my caliper guide pins was frozen in its bore on the brake pad frame. I noticed the other three had grease on them when I removed them but the one did not.

Does anyone know what type of grease or other lubricant I should be using when installing new guide pins? I used a high temp wheel bearing grease but the caliper pins with the rubber bushings on the ends seemed to bind up really quickly with the grease on them. I cleaned them off and used some motor oil but they still seemed to bind up.

Any thoughts, comments or suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks in advance.
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I just used some of the packets of caliper grease from the auto parts store.
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U should use caliper grease. I picked up a little bottle at napa since I plan on lubing mine a few times a year. I don ever want them to sieze up again. It was a pita getting them out.


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I have used all kinds of grease on those pins. To date I have found nothing works well. We just replace calipers and carriers when they start to seize and they a good for quite a while. Sorry no mileage figures.
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