ROC Rank: Freshman
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model Year: 2014
Color: Crystal Black Pearl
Lubricating Brake-Caliper Slides
I've heard some of you say that I should lubricate the brake-caliper slides every time I change the oil. In my Trans Am, for instance, the floating caliper-piston clamp is attached with two bolts (one at each end) to the end of each of the two caliper slides, both of which are enclosed in boots. It seems that to get to the slide to lubricate it, I would have to take off the caliper-piston clamp (the part that you slide off when changing pads) and then wiggle off the caliper-slide boots so that I can slide out the slides and lubricate them before sliding them back in and reinstalling the boots. Is this correct? Is this basically what I'd do with the Ridgeline as well, or do the slides slip out every time you undo the caliper to change the pads?