Let's see if we can keep this simple and to the point. This really should
need nothing more than a Yes or No answer.
To those of you that work on your own brakes or work on brakes for a
Do you put grease behind the pad clips in order to prevent rust build up
on the caliber mounting bracket?
I am specifically (and only) asking about greasing the area that is pointed
out in the following image:
I suggest you also ask what the respondant's location,
and if road salt is an issue. Mechanics in Arizona
probably answer no, and salt and rust areas of the
country answer yes.
In NYS, where road salt is a major problem.
Christopher A. Young
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On Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:38:38 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
Actually, the pads do move against the frame a small amount and the
inability to move causes noise and uneven wear. They would not provide
sprinfs or slider plates if some movement was not required. Often the
simple solution to a noisy disk brake is tro lube those little
insignificant points where the pads neet the caliper frame.
On Friday, June 17, 2016 at 2:13:07 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
Once again, I am not talking about the pads. The pads move against the
*clip* in my application. Now, some may say that the clips also move
against the bracket (is that what you [and only you] call the "frame"?)
so there may be a need to lube between the clip and bracket.
However, the opinions on lube points vary, not just amongst DIY'ers and
mechanics, but also amongst suppliers.
Some say you do not need to lubricate the pad tabs and that all it does is
Some say you only need to lube between the bracket and clip in geographical
locations where rust is an issue. The manufacturer/refurbisher of the loaded
calipers I bought (Centric) told me that lubrication is *not* required
between the bracket and the clip. They ship their parts "Plug and Play" and
there is no lubrication between the bracket and clip. Guess where Centric
is located? California. Guess where I am located? In the rust belt. Guess
what I am going to do?
On Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:49:27 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
Anything that you remove and replace where rust interferes should get
cleaned and lubed. I use anti-seize.
With brakes you just make sure it won't foul the pads/shoes.
That means not using enough where heat will cause it to run to where
it gets flung.
On Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:49:27 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
As a professional mechanic we always referred to that part as the
"caliper frame" and often cursed when we had to use a file to remove
the rust behind the clip before we could re-install the clip and the
pads - when a bit of grease or anti-seize when it was assembled last
time would have prevented the problem
Smart idea. Coastal california vehicles should be lubed too - as
should anything that gets onto the dry lakebeds or salt-flats.
Or any vehicle in Georgia , Florida, or Louisiana.
A little bit of grease/antiseize won't HURT, regardless where you are.
You don'tn thow on a fist-full - just a light swipe or smudge is all
that is required.
On Friday, June 17, 2016 at 8:24:50 PM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Maybe it's a Canadian thing?
If I search autozone.com, autoanything.com, advanceauto.com, etc. for caliper frame, I get "No results found".
If I search autozone.com, autoanything.com, advanceauto.com, etc. for caliper bracket, I get all sorts of hits for the part I have always known as the
If I Google "caliper frame" with the quotes, I get hits for motorcycle brake
If I Google caliper frame without the quotes, I get all kinds of hits for
caliper *brackets* with a couple of hits related to bicycles where the word
frame shows up because of the *bicycle* frame, not the caliper mounting
hardware. Google may use "frame" for their search, but the hits all call
it a bracket.
If I search Google Images for caliper frame I get a mixture of pictures of
bicycle brake parts and automotive brake parts.
If I search Google Images for caliper bracket the image results are almost exclusively of the part I have always known as the caliper bracket.
I gotta admit, I've have never heard anyone (DIY'er, professional or
auto-parts rep or website, etc.) refer to the part as a "frame".
I'm sure we'll hear from others. I'm certainly curious.
On Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:33:39 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
You are calling an adapter a "bracket" and what (I think)the rest of the
world calls a bracket a "frame".
Can you provide a link or a part number for these 2 parts? I searched
a few different parts sites for Ranger parts that might be something like
what you are talking about and all I find is the everyday part that I
call the "caliper bracket".
What year Ranger? What would I search for to find this adapter/bracket?
What would I search for to find a caliper frame for a Ranger? Trust me, I've
tried. A link or a part number would sure clear this up for me.
On Friday, June 17, 2016 at 11:09:34 PM UTC-4, Snuffy "Hub Cap" McKinney wrote:
Sure, but follow some of the links and see which ones refer to the bracket
as a frame.
This one discusses a "floating caliper frame" of a dual piston caliper,
but they also refer to the caliper bracket as a separate part.
This site does call the "bracket" a frame, but go search for a "caliper frame"
for a 1993 Mazda Miata at a parts site. I found a caliper bracket at more than
one site, but not caliper frame.
I've yet to see a part listed at a parts site for a caliper frame. Again, it
could be a Canadian thing.
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