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warment
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Ford 500 brake slider pins

Post by warment » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:01 pm

I just installed new rear brake pads on my 500 this morning. I decided to remove, clean, grease and reinstall the slider pins one at a time. What I noticed was that one each side, there is a slider pin that is solid metal and a slider pin that has a rubber bushing on it. No big deal, but on the rear left side, the slider pin with the bushing was on the top, but on the rear right side, the slider pin with the bushing was on the bottom. So the question is, should the slider pin with the rubber bushing go on the top or the bottom? Or should they be in different positions? I really dont think it matters, but I thought I would ask...
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Re: Ford 500 brake slider pins

Post by twiggy144 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:11 am

I found the same rubber bushings on all models of cars I haved worked on. I question myself which one goes top and bottom? So at one point I stopped questionning myself and just reinstalled them randomly. The last guy who serviced yours probably did the same. I experienced no negative effect on braking action neither on brake components longevity.
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Re: Ford 500 brake slider pins

Post by warment » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:13 pm

I agree. I have been the only person that ever serviced the brakes though...and I have never changed the positions of the slider pins. I wonder if the same caliper mounting bracket is used on both sides? If so, I guess they could have installed the rubber tipped slider pins in the same position of each bracket?
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Re: Ford 500 brake slider pins

Post by warment » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:44 pm

Read the last response on the thread below... http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/sho ... p?t=356678

Looks like I may have been correct with my response that the same caliper bracket is used on both sides...
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Re: Ford 500 brake slider pins

Post by warment » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:54 pm

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Re: Ford 500 brake slider pins

Post by twiggy144 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:56 am

HUmmmm. Interesting. I guess from now on I will pay more attention to the location of the pins.
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Re: Ford 500 brake slider pins

Post by warment » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:10 am

I have greased my pins in the past (always did one at a time...I never removed a pair at a time), but I never noticed the different locations until now. I found it interesting too. Still not sure the purpose of the rubber bushings...perhaps they prevent rattles? If this is the case though, I would think they would use rubber on all of the sliders.
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Re: Ford 500 brake slider pins

Post by rmr » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:45 pm

I search brake caliper pin Bosch and found a document for larger vehicles that have the same rubber bushings on one of the pins. The pin with the rubber bushing is call the "Trailing Pin" and the non-rubber bushing pin is called the "Leading Pin". This is the link to the document: http://www.bosch-mobility-solutions.us/ ... Manual.pdf

On the ford 500 the Leading Pin is on Top and the Trailing Pin (rubber bushing) is on the bottom (Defined by rotor rotation).

Hope this helps!
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Re: Ford 500 brake slider pins

Post by warment » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:53 am

Had to respond to this thread again...just changed my rear pads and re-learned what I previously experienced. This time around I took more time. It appears that one of the holes for the slide pins is larger than the other. I used this hole for the rubber tip slider
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Re: Ford 500 brake slider pins

Post by warment » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:57 am

As Rob stated...the larger hole is on the bottom on each side. Along with the pads, I replaced the sliders, slider bolts, rubber tips on two sliders, slider boots, abuttment kit, and caliper mount bolts. I will post the part numbers later today if I remember. My old slider bolts wanted to cross thread, so replacement of everything worked well for me.
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Re: Ford 500 brake slider pins

Post by warment » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:53 pm

So I bought 2 brck-5086-b caliper kits and 1 brpk-5771 pad attach kit
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