North American Turbocoupe Organization



Brake Caliper Bolt/Pin
Badbean Offline
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#1
mine seem to be froze in the calipers and not allowing the brakes pads to move correctly. How do I get these out of the caliper bracket so I can lube them or replace? Thanks!
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Badbean Offline
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#2
These are the rear bolt /pins
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Dan S Offline
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#3
Badbean, I wish PB Blaster or something like that could be used, but if it were to get on the pads or rotors, :eek: "no brakes!"

If the bolts (sliders) are that bad, get a set of "loaded calipers", from a parts store and replace the entire assembly. In most cases, you'll be ahead of the game in terms of time and money!

Hope this helps!
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Ryan H Offline
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#4
Just get new brackets like Dan said. I recently went through this issue and all I got out of it was anger, and new brackets.

We even, as a last ditch effort, tried to cut the bracket down the middle along the cavity that holds the pin. STILL WOULDN'T BUDGE!!
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Jeff K Offline
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#5
^^^^^ What these guys said. I messed with those pins / brackets years ago every couple months to keep the rears from locking up, and finially bought new loaded calipers with brackets. Kind of pricy, but they have worked flawlessly for many years.
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T-BirdX3 Offline
Senior Member
#6
I'm not recomending this but I have had great luck with some heat, a customized flaring tool, slide hammer, and a healthy vice attached to a solid table. I can post more details if interested. The key to all of that is the flaring tool, it has been the best way I have found to remove the pins without destroying them.
Ever one of these cars I have bought, the rear slider pins were stuck solid.
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'87 T-Coupe 5 speed/'87 T-coupe 5 speed(76k orig mile)
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Ryan H Offline
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#7
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/l...C_0824.jpg Big Grin
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Matt S Offline
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#8
In a pinch, look in the yards for Lincolns with rear disc brakes. Bring yours for sizing, I found 3 or 4 cars without frozen pins and I picked the best one. I think I got mine off a pre 93 LSC for "pocket change" at the local yard 5 (almost 6) years ago. Get new pins from Napa. High temp synthetic grease and no problems since.

East coast climate and road salt may make it way different though.
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5.0TurboCoupe1988 Offline
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#9
a lincoln mark vii uses a different caliper than a turbo coupe. different diameter rotor, different pins, different everything.
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Matt S Offline
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#10
Might have been a crown vic. But the yard and not a turbo couple is where I got mine. And I am talking about just the bracket, not the whole caliper.
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