When brake calipers repeatedly seize, take a closer look. Inspect the brakes as if changing the pads. Check calipers and pins for leaks and poor lubrication. Look for damage to seals and piston corrosion or binding. A torn weather seal is likely if rust seizure is present. Leaking or damaged brake calipers should be replaced.

If guide pins are stuck or rusted in place, remove with a punch tool. If they’re too damaged or corroded, Motorcraft offers replacement pins and boots. It’s a cost-effective way to repair a frozen or binding condition – and avoid the expense of complete caliper replacement.

If the guide pin bore is dirty, clean out the bracket bore using a wire brush or rolled sandpaper to remove corrosion and foreign material. Clean any remainders with brake parts cleaner and compressed air.

Replace the caliper slide pins and seals. Assemble the caliper seals, boots and guide pins. Make certain the pins are clean, and use the recommended high temperature grease to lubricate the bores and guide pins.

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