Nissan Repair/Brake job
Got a brake job question for my 2001 Sentra SE 2.0. I am going to change my rotors and pads over the weekend. I do a lot of highway commuting and warp the rotors in about a year and a half to two years. My question is with the caliper pins. Should I be replacing them too? The last time I went to lube them up they were frozen into the caliper. I had to use a torch to free them. If I replace the pins then I assume that I would somehow have to clean the hole before replacing them. Can you tell me what's the norm with the pins? I'm sure they will be stuck again when I try to remove them. I'd certainly appreciate any input on this matter.
Thank ya much,
Hi Tim -
The fact that the pins are frozen worries me. I am thinking the caliper got warped from the heat. I would just replace the caliper, that way no worries about the re-assembly, and you know you will be getting a good fix. You do not want to take chances with brakes -
You get a rebuilt caliper that would be fine. Less cost.
Also, replace both at one time to prevent the car from drifting when braking.
Hope this helps -