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Seized brake slide pin - How to release it....

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by blu67, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    I have a seized slide pin on my 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I had no problem getting the caliper off for the pad replacement but one slide pin seems seized. Even a 3lb. sledge didn't want to budge it much. I tried some PB Blaster and some hammerings of the sledge but it still didn't want to move much. Any ideas on how to loosen this up?
     
  2. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

  3. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I had read that too but thought someone out there might have another trick up their sleeve that wasn't discussed on that forum.

    Thanks!...Looks like heat and more PB blaster is in order..........Yay!!.......:^[
     
  4. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Let it percolate in P B Blaster. Add heat if needed. Be careful office. Good luck!
     
  5. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Heat on the outside and cold spray on the pin. Lots of penetrating oil and light tapping. It will come ......eventually.
     
  6. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, everyone. I guess I know where I'll be this weekend.....babysitting a slide pin before beating it.....
     
  7. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Chris, did u get it out?
     
  8. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    Yep. Sure did. Heat gun and a lot of PB Blaster, about 50 whacks with a dead blow and enough wrist twists with a pair of channel locks to aggravate my carpal tunnel.....got it to come out and not damage the boot!
    Sanded off the gunk and corrosion and re-lubed and installed it. Just in time for handing it over to the girlfriend's niece. Had to make it safe.
    Thanks for all the help!
     
  9. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear of the success. Now go watch Slap Shot.
     
  10. rbohm

    rbohm Active Member

    my ultimate suggestion would have been a B.A.D.
     

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