Brakes again

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Fri Aug 13 16:23:56 EDT 2004

> From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at>
> 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).
No way a pin can get bent, excepting by wrench abuse.  Proper lube being
most any grease.  Replacement pins and boots are readily liberated at most
any AW.

> 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.
Only twice a year?  There are four seasons!


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