Brakes again

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at
Fri Aug 13 16:51:33 EDT 2004

I'll soak it with some penetrating oil and see what happens, but sounds 
pretty easy.

As to bleeding/flushing, had it done a couple of years ago, but not a 
regular maintenance item.  With all the slugs around here, I wonder if I 
could find some leeches too, maybe that'd be easier...


>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 
> >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 
> >scenario I pictured was turning to the breaking point.  BTDT's?

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