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Brake slider pin flat sides vs. round - FIXED SOLVED

Ok here' the situation (my parents went away on a weeks vacation LOL) My parking brake froze a while back so I quit using it until I could address the rusty and sticking mechanism on the back of the calipers. Fast forward a few weeks and I notice that the drivers side rear rotor is more rust than shiny where the pads make contact. Took the time to tear into the issue and discovered that the slide pins on that side are completely hosed, upper is completely frozen into the caliper carrier and the lower had to be beaten out with a drift and a five pound hammer. Both boots are toast and the anti-sieze I had so liberally coated them in during my last brake job is long gone as a result.
So, I ordered new caliper carriers for both sides along with new slide pins/bolts and boots. My question is this : Which pin goes where? Each caliper has a smooth pin and a pin with flat sides. I do not and cannot trust that they were installed correctly by the cars previous owner and I merely ASSUMED they were right when I reassembled everything the last time. Look where that got me right? I have looked at online diagrams until my eyes fell out and still don't know which one goes up top and which goes down below. Help me DA, you're my only hope. LOL

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a smooth pin and a pin with flat sides
I can't imagine you can put a flat side pin in a round hole. They probably only fit together one way.


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Yes, that is frustrating. Same happened to my 7th Gen. I had to pull up two parts diagrams to figure it out. Different part numbers. Sorry I can't remember which is which....I suck.
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I can't imagine you can put a flat side pin in a round hole. They probably only fit together one way.
See the problem is that it DOE'S fit in the round hole. This is why i need the help, i'm thinking that Honda doesnt do things for no reason. My thought is that the bottom pin is the flat sided one so that more grease will fit in the round hole, since that one is subjected to more of the weather/road spray etc.

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Maybe looking at the fronts will yield a clue?

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No you have to pull up the parts diagram for your car.

Lots of used cars have it wrong.
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Trying to decipher some blurry diagram. Happy happy happy, joy joy joy.
Good luck with it.
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Does this help?

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Bammm!!!!

You guys keep solving all these problems and we're gonna need to start discussing when to plant clematis and separating bulbs !!!!


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Bammm!!!!

You guys keep solving all these problems and we're gonna need to start discussing when to plant clematis and separating bulbs !!!!


Happy Friday !!!
It's Saturday morning in Ho Chi Minh City....I would have pulled up diagrams or searched myself but this laptop blows.

I will update thread title, add FIXED, and move to proper sub-forum.

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Car stops much better with healthy rear brakes! The passenger side was only a little bit better off, the outer pad was stuck in the clip and couldn't make proper contact with the rotor. Everything is fixed now, even the parking brake. Many heartfelt thanks to all who chimed in, I couldn't have done it without you!

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Yeah, brakes are good to have....don't be like Jesse....



Jesse didn't have brakes and lost the big race to Johnny Tran. Later, Jesse was gunned down by Johnny and his henchman, Lance. Jesse didn't make it.

Another brake-related death.
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Glad I dodged THAT bullet! LOL

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Car stops much better with healthy rear brakes! The passenger side was only a little bit better off, the outer pad was stuck in the clip and couldn't make proper contact with the rotor. Everything is fixed now, even the parking brake. Many heartfelt thanks to all who chimed in, I couldn't have done it without you!

Yup. I had noticed that my 08 was having greater than expected ABS action on slippery roads than my other cars. Looked at the rear discs and, like yours, they were mostly rust. So I purchased Powerstop brakes, front and rear, and had my trusty mechanic install them (he charges me $40/hr and at that rate no way I'm doing them myself, LOL). After getting the car back and doing the bed-in procedure I have much less ABS action on slippery roads (I'm assuming ABS was activating because the front brakes were doing more than their normal share of the braking).

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Yeah, brakes are good to have....don't be like Jesse....

Jesse didn't have brakes and lost the big race to Johnny Tran. Later, Jesse was gunned down by Johnny and his henchman, Lance. Jesse didn't make it.

Another brake-related death.
This almost happened to me, for real. My bicycle was locked up in the bike rack outside the apartment I once lived in. I decided to go for a ride so I took the bike out of the rack, got on & pushed into the parking lot. I then discovered I could not stop. Someone had removed the brake shoes.

The bike went back in the rack and I put it up for sale that night. I didn't really like it anyhow.


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