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Why are my cleaned and lubricated caliper bolts hard to move?

2006 Impala. I bought new end seals and new boots for the slider pins. I lubricated the slider pins w/lithium grease. I also cleaned the slider pin holes. Now, I can't budge the slider pins!? Is this normal or did I miss something? Thanks for any help.

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The pins don't slide, the caliper slides on the pins.

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