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Old 03-20-2016, 10:10 AM
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Front Brake job - What to lubricate

Hey all

I'm replacing my front brakes on my 2004 Jeep TJ and I am confused on the parts of the caliper to lubricate.

Do I need to lubricate the caliper slide pins (the ones inside of the rubber boot) and the actually bolts holding the caliper? Or just the slide pins.

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I use anti seize on the caliper mounting bolts. Clean and lube the pins on which the caliper slides. I replace the pins if they are rusted bad. I have been known to put the caliper on without the pads ( don't apply brakes) to make sure it slides properly.

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Ok thanks, perhaps I should wait and buy new slides pins before taking the calipers off to save time.

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Reusing the pins should be fine. Just YouTube a few brake jobs on TJs so you can get a sense of what you're doing. Lube the pins themselves (not the threads) I sand smooth the spots where the pads slide (see the 7 min mark in the vid) and then lube them too. Then spray the new rotors down with brake cleaner and I put just a little bit of lube on the back side of where the rotor meets the hub so they don't rust and fuse together.

Front brakes are one of the easiest jobs you can do yourself as long as you have the right tools.

Here is a decent video of how to DIY
https://youtu.be/jm24eGN4s-8
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Thanks for the video link, very helpful
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In addition to the aforementioned spots I also put a small amount on the back of the pad where it meets the piston.
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so Tiburon, in addition to lubricating the slider pins, I should also lubricate the caliper bolts but not the threads?

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