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Hello everybody.


wanted to change my brake pads this weekend. Front i did and it was easy. Rear i thought would be easier. No way.


the pin which has to come out didnt move even a millimeter. Is there a trick? Did i miss something or this is corrosion?


thank you

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Must be stuck Thomas. Mine came out fairly easily, they slide out inwards direction, can't go the other way out as they are tapered I think. Spray a bit of wd40 on the pin (don't get it on the discs and pads). When you reassemble use some Cooper grease or castrol optimoly to lube the pin lightly so next time it's not a hassle. :biggrin:

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Assuming you pulled the cotter pin, then spray with penetrating oil (just on the pin, try not to get it on the brakes), and get a bigger hammer/hit it harder. As you suggest, you need to use a steel punch to get it started. After that, l usually switch to an old screwdriver that's long enough to go through both sides.

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What I did was used a little razor blade and scraped the exposed pin surface of all contamination (you'll be surprised the thickness of corrosion on the pin).  Once you work it back and forth a little the pin will eventually start to move.  I tried the hammer method but it made it worse as it just forced more of the corrosion into the already tight fitting hole.

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