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2004 maxima brake caliper pin with rubber sleeve

2004 maxima brakes. does the caliper pin with the rubber sleeve go on the top or bottom hole in the caliper bracket? the caliper pins are the same length/size but one has a rubber sleeve at the end and the other does not.
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  • dpublic Sep 07, 2009

    I have both of the little boots-- to keep the dirt out.. but on the shaft of the caliper pin one has a machined area where there is a rubber sleeve and the other is straight steel the whole way. both fron and rear are like this. the front has a larger sleeve. I think they go in the top side.. just was hoping someone could confirm that.
    Thanks,
    Doug

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They should both have rubber sleeves. It keeps 'gunk' out of the caliper area for the caliper bolt.
(The hole)

Is the other rubber sleeve, stuck in the caliper bolt hole where you can't see it?

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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    joecoolvette Sep 07, 2009

    'Gunk'.
    Dirt, mud, road tar, gravel dust, and so on.

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