2006 wrx front brakes

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    pksublime Well-Known Member

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    I am in the middle of chang8ng the pads on my front brakes. The bottom pin was totally stuck. After lots of banging and cleaning, I have it moving back and forth about 3/8" and can spin freely. However, I am unable to get it to pull through the caliper. I am afraid I peened over the end of the pin.

    All the tutorials I read/watch all say the pins pull out easily.

    What can I do to finish this job?
     
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    Todd The Originator Staff Member

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    Buy new pins. Then you can cut/destroy the old pins.
    Then use a drill bit to measure the upper pin holes to resize the lower pin holes.
    A tiny (and I do mean tiny) bit of anti-seize during assembly will help it come apart next time.
     
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    So just cut it in half and send the each half out instead of through. Sounds good to me.
     
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    Whatever you need to do but yea, probably cut it in half. Just do the damage to the pin as it's easily replaceable.
     
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    Chuck is right.
     

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