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Old March 13th, 2006, 06:40 PM   #1
 
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question regarding rear brake caliper (pin sticking out)

i was washing my car today and noticed that the pin on the outside of the rear caliper (00 gts) is sticking out. its smack dead in the middle of the caliper and has a round piece right below the head. i tried pushing it back in with a hammer and it wouldnt go back in. i did the front and rear calipers about a year ago but dont remember ever messing with that pin. anyone have any ideas on how to get it back in? im assuming just take a mallet to it and bang it in but i figured id ask before i go and fuck something up...

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Old March 14th, 2006, 12:15 AM   #2
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Its probably bent to hell if its sticking out. Replace it.
Oh, and you can't change brake pads without taking out the pin so that is probably when someone didn't seat it properly.
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I had one "stick out" and chatter against the rim, bending in the process, and it also bored (sp?) out the area in which the head at the end of the pin rests, so I had to replace the whole caliper. You may want to post a pic or get it checked out, as you may need to do the same.
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thanks for the response guys...


i must have caught this when it first came out, i looked at the back of the rim and the top of the pin. there is no scratches or gouges in any part of each. i removed the pin and it is perfectly straight.

im going to take the wheel off and pound it in.
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You may not have to take the wheel off, but make sure it goes through everything properly and is seated snugly. And it should go it with a fairly light tap of a mallet on a punch. And after it is in place, you should be able to grab it in the middle and wiggle it just a touch, seeing that it is in place. Also, make sure it goes through the little spring bracket on both ends.
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update... i did have to take the wheel off to get to it...seems that when i did my rotor upgrade i had the spring backwards...that would explain the pin coming out.

glad i caught it wheen i did. god how it would suck to fuck up an hre...
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