Re: Help with Stuck Brake Caliper spring bolt - frozen...
On 10 Jul 2005 15:41:10 -0400, treebeach <DoNotEmail@AutoForumz.com>
> > [quote:eb6dbd74a6="treebeach"][b:eb6dbd74a6]HELP?! Stuck brake
> > caliper bolt spring...[/b:eb6dbd74a6]
> > I was replacing my front brake pads on my 98 Ranger and the
> > upper and lower bolts that screw into the "spring pins" the
> > ones with the rubber boots - one of them is completly frozen,
> > won't move. I have tried LOTS of things... please, any
> > suggestions besides buying a new caliper??
> > Thanks... I need my truck back tomorrow!
> > Tree[/quote:eb6dbd74a6]
> > Try smacking them HARD with a hammer a few times because
> > sometimes the vibration it sets up can loosen rust hold them.
> > You could heat the calipers some too (300 degrees or so)
>The heat trick worked like a gem. The hammering just beat the snot
>out of it.
Next time, use a brass hammer. The face of the hammer with get effed
up, but it won't damage the bolt.
>I have a little shutter though now at low speeds when coming to a
>complete stop. Thinking it’s the pads readjusting to the worn rotors
>from the old stuck pin. What cha think?
Possibly warped rotor.. Got the same thing going on with my
SuperDuty.. One of these days I gotta change out the bad rotor..