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Caliper pins grease or not?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by pontoon, Jun 30, 2022.

  1. Jun 30, 2022 at 1:09 PM
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    pontoon

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    Hi all,

    I did my brakes the other day and followed the FSM. The FSM indicates where to grease with arrows. From what I recall seeing the FSM did not have arrows pointing to the slide pins. Is the FSM indicating that the slide pins should not be greased?

    In the past I used silicone grease on the slide pins. I have had issues with my brakes sticking and I’ve seen notching in the slide pins. Idk if the grease was causing problems or what.

    I am in California so we don’t have major issues with rust.

    So yeah, right now my slide pins are not greased. Should I go grease them?
     
  2. Jun 30, 2022 at 1:12 PM
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    drizzoh

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  3. Jun 30, 2022 at 2:21 PM
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    Yup- put some grease on them. Not silicone though- use caliper grease.
     
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  4. Jun 30, 2022 at 2:24 PM
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    Thanks I’ll grease them. I was thinking about using sil glyde which is advertised as good for slide pins.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2022 at 2:26 PM
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    If it's the sil glyde specifically made for brake parts, sure. Otherwise, just stick to a grease to designed for brake parts.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2022 at 7:14 PM
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    I do, but I find it’s just as important to make sure true pins are CLEAN. I use a wire wheel or scotch-brite pad.

    Anymore, I just order new pins with the pads. Along with retaining clips.
     
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  7. Jun 30, 2022 at 7:16 PM
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    Chungas

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    And they are dirt cheap. Or at least they used to be.
     
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    The last set I bought came with them. But then again, I bought a whole package deal.
    Front and back
     
  9. Jun 30, 2022 at 8:19 PM
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    Same, I’m working with all new OEM parts including pins and clips. Learned my lesson not to use aftermarket (centrik) garbage
     

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