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Question Brembo Brake Pad Pins Stuck?

Hi All,
I am trying to change the pads on rotors on my Treg. I cannot for love nor money get the pins out?
I have cleaned and then lubed with WD40, belted with a hammer and punch but absolutley no joy whatsoever.

Any tips or advice?




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All those chips/dents on the caliper....are those from you hammering on the pins?

Also, try PB Blaster, not WD40.
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keep trying? i too had hammer and punch in hand... larger punch at first then smaller to fit in the hole. it did take a bit. when you get them out, use a wire wheel brush to clean em up.

edit: and as far as i recall, hit it from the outside in, its a one way system (looks like you've attempted at both sides)


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It looks like you hammered on both sides....? I see marks in the first picture on both sides of the calipers.

Those pins should literally slide out with a small tap. I'm guessing you have somehow jammed them in there. One thing I would recommend is finding a different punch. It looks like you are using some sort of tapered punch with a small head on it. Find something with a broader head that will transfer the energy better. I ended up using a much larger punch and the front pins (2 on each side) came out easy. The rear pin (1 on each side) was a total PITA.

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Got them out! There was evidence of glue of some sort on the pins???

Yes, I did also tap from the inside-out, however that was just a few light taps to try and break the bonding point at that side.

Also, I used various sized punches, from small to large, but no budging at all.

The solution:
1. Ample amounts of WD40 (to be cleaned up before new pads and rotor goes on).
2. After soakage, lightly tap the inside of the pins (ref above point about bonding point).
3. Using a vice-grips, grip the pin and then tap the vice-grips with a hammer. I was afraid of bending the pins and adding more dents on the caliper housing by tapping from the outside in.

Why the hell would someone glue those suckers in place?? According to the service log it was my local VW dealer who last changed the front rotors.
Once the glue bond broke both pins came out easily

Thanks all for the advice and help!

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Glue! WTH! I guess somebody was at the dealership!
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I use anti-seize grease on them to prevent corrosion which will act like glue or even worse sometimes.
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That is really odd. I have used anti seize on my car several times because I work so much on it, but I have NEVER seen it do that!
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I am about to tackle this same problem. My 9 year old could have tapped the drivers side line out buy the passenger side is a different story.

After tapping one pin with a hammer the pointy tip crushed easily. Stopped there and ordered pins.

Got the pins today and I'll get a few pics to post of my attempt for entertainment purposes only.

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