I am trying to replace the calipers and brake pads on the front of a
'93 Tracker. I've had a heck of time because of rust, but I managed to
get through most of the problems without too much difficulty. Until
now, that is. One of the slider pins is thoroughly stuck. I cut the
little rubber boot off and put Liquid Wrench on it and tapped it with a
small ball peen hammer to set up a vibration. Then I went back the
next day and started on it again. It won't budge. A friend suggested
grabbing onto it with vise grips and hitting the vise grips hard with a
big hammer. It seemed like a reasonable idea, so we tried it. The
slider pin wouldn't budge. We might try again using a bigger hammer
and hitting it even harder. However, I am a little worried that we
might end up breaking something in the process (including broken bones
if someone misses when swinging the hammer ;-) ).
Anyone know a good way to loosen a slider pin that doesn't want to
budge? Heat it up with a propane torch? Use a special tool of some
kind? What is most likely to work?