sliding pin stuck in torque member
Was planning on replacing a hub today, but the bolts to my torque member are so rusted on, I'm going to take it to the shop to have it fixed. I tried PB, WD-40, torch, everything, no breaking them loose. Hard to get any leverage in that little area. Long story short, I figured while I was under there, I'd change my brake pads. I'd also noticed the right front wheel pads were sticking a little. Well, after finishing up the driver side, I moved to the passenger side. New pads on, and I'm sliding the calliper on, but it won't go. The lower sliding pin is seized up. It won't move to fit the calliper on. I can put a wrench on it and turn it, but not easily. I think the grease dried up. I figured I would pull it out, clean it, and grease it up. But for the life of me, I can't get it out. I spun it like crazy w/ an impact wrench hoping that would loosen it up, but still nothing. It's nice to know why the brake was sticking, but really frustrating not being able to fix it. Is it possible a vacuum has formed behind the pin in the torque member preventing me from pulling it out? I'm sure someone has run into this before, any solutions or suggestions? Thanks.