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hey my brake calipers seized the sliding pins do not slide thus wearing out my pads entirely. I cant back off the calipers to put new pads in. Would you say i should junk em and buy new ones or are they fixable? also any good websites to buy calipers from, they dont seem to be cheap.

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I had both of mine replaced due to the pistons seizing, and no they aren't cheap. Both were replaced at the dealer under warranty, so I don't know the availability in the aftermarket.
 

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there should be a pin and oring set you can get to renew..

if the piston is seized i would get refurbished or new...

don't bother trying to rebuild yourself, its easy enought almost always leak

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What's the symptom of this problem? Do the brakes lock up or do they drag? Is there a noise?
 

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is it just the pins that are stuck??? if you can tap out the pins (carefully as they will mushroom at the tip ie brass punch) if you can get the pins out you can probably re-install them with new pads and then coat them in anti-seize and be back on the road.
 

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if you can remove the caliper from its bracket check to see if its not a turn in piston. some toyotas have this to wear you cant push back the pads with a flat tip driver . they look like this ( > < ) the curve being the edge of the piston..
 

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I thought all 4x4's have the 4 piston mono block front calipers?
 

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if you can remove the caliper from its bracket check to see if its not a turn in piston. some toyotas have this to wear you cant push back the pads with a flat tip driver . they look like this ( > < ) the curve being the edge of the piston..
You can simply push the pistons back in on the Tacoma's - no screw in pistons involved. Be careful though as pushing them in one at a time can cause one of the other ones to be forced out of the caliper all together.

Sounds like the OP has a seized piston or two. If such is the case save yourself a headache and get a new/reman caliper.
 

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yea thanks, when i got them off and apart it wasnt the pins seizing so much as it was one of the pistons on one of my calipers. I saved one, i was able to get a pad in between and it seems to be working well, the other only 3 out of the 4 were working, so i bought a new one.
 
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