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Old 08-11-2011, 01:17 AM   #1
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Had to change rear pads and the guide pins both L/R seem to be frozen. I tried PB Blaster, Heat, and a punch neither side seems to free up. For the time being I just changed the pad knowing the inside shoe will wear prematurely. I want to know if anyone either knows a way to successfully free the pins or a detailed how to on changing out the rear calipers, specifically how to deal with the parking brake assembly on the caliper. Do I need a special tools to deal with the parking brake part of the change out? I looked and couldn't find a thread on it. One with pics would be great.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:12 AM   #2
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Repair manual is here:

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pb blaster again and just throw pliers on it and squeeze the pliers with one hand trying to rotate it, and then with the other hand slam it with a hammer, perpendicular to each other, works for me
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I thought of the pliers too but in the end i thought it would scratch the S*$t out of it and would make it worse in the long term. I guess at this point I COULD try that before I replace em. I ended up tearing the rubber boots off. IF I did get them free I think I will be constantly "F"ing with them. Thanks for the replys!!

Checked out the repair manual link.... Exactly what I needed THANKS!!!
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:01 PM   #5
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i hadda buy new ones cause mine both siezed and i got them at fishers for like 65 a piece
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