Brakes again

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Fri Aug 13 15:56:18 EDT 2004

Soak the carrier and pin in some Kroil for a day or two and it'll probably
work free.  Then clean out the carrier cavities with solvents until you
have shiny metal.  Same for the pin unless it's bent.   Relube with the
proper material.   If the pin's bent, you're looking at a replacement
carrier and pin (they only come as a set).

Regarding bleeding the system:  If you don't do that routinely, now would
be a good time to start.  I bleed mine with each seasonal change of tires.

At 09:43 AM 8/13/2004 -0700, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>Ok, pulled off the caliper last night and as predicted, one of the guide 
>pins is sticking.  All boots are fine, so no need to purchase replacements, 
>but anybody have any suggestions on how to remove frozen guide pins?
>I thought about turning it with a wrench to break it free, but the nightmare 
>scenario I pictured was turning to the breaking point.  BTDT's?
>Peter gave some pretty detailed instructions on rebuilding the caliper, 
>however as I just have guide pin issues, and would rather not rebuild the 
>caliper and bleed the lines, any reason to do this if the caliper is in fine 
>working order?

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