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Old 04-21-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Lubing Brake Pins/Slides on '99

I've got the coach in for brake fluid change/bleed and to have pin slides lubed. According to service folks, in order to lube the pin slides, the wheels have to be removed and the pins knocked out of the calipers. This seems contrary to what I've been told previously.
So, either the tech is overthinking this or I've misunderstood previous information.
Any advice from owners of earlier Alpines, or other Alpine owners with knowledge in this area for the earlier Alpine's would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-21-2015, 06:14 PM   #2
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Some caliper slides do get knocked out, from the tire side. Can't say yours do.

Either way, I would think the calipers would need to be removed to grease the contact points.

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Old 04-25-2015, 08:34 PM   #3
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Jeff and Cheryl,

I believe the techs are right. IIRC the wheels have to come off and the caliper would need to be removed to lube the caliper slides properly.

I know Dave F knows more about this and I am sure he will see this thread and respond.
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:44 PM   #4
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Ya, if you read the owners manuel it gives you a schedule that is very costly for doing this. I finally realized that I can put a new caliper on cheeper than doing a lube job on these. In fact, I was one of those that spent the money to have the tires removed and the lube job done as scheduled. I still locked up the left rear in a snow storm. Hot? I doubt it. Bad design. Factory changed all for calipers for me. I paid the labor. No problems and no lube in 7 years.
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