Want to maintain or replace your brakes? Learn how to grease brake calipers with expert auto maintenance tips in this free car repair video clip.
In this clip we are going to talk about the proper way to lubricate your caliper slides. There are several different kinds of grease available. You want to use a non-petroleum based and non-lithium based lubricant. Silicone is what they make it out of. Pretty simple and straight forward. You can see this pin here is nice and shiny and if you look inside of its corresponding boot, you can see that there is actually some residual grease left from the factory. Just get some on your finger, lube that pin up real good, just like so. I like to use a small screwdriver, get a scoop of grease out of the tub and insert it down into the boot and scrub it all the way around in there. On this particular vehicle, it only has one bolt and one mounting stud. We've lubricated the stud already, we'll take the bolt out of its caliper here, that's your bolt there. We'll get some seal glide, lube that bolt up all nice and we'll go ahead and reinstall that bolt in its seat on the caliper; right there That is the proper way to grease your caliper. As you can see we don't have an access of grease that would get on the pad material and contaminate it. There is just enough; the rubber boots look good, still intact and that's the proper way to grease your caliper.