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mr03SCT
01-22-2005, 05:41 PM
Hi,

There is a small tear (2mm) in the slide pin boot (part that is attached to slide pin) on my left caliper. Braking seems fine. Will this cause any serious damage to the brakes if left unchanged?

I plan on getting some new ones in a couple of weeks so i am hoping this one wilil be fine for now.

Black Z28
01-22-2005, 06:26 PM
most likely not... its just there to keep dirt off of the caliper pins.

mr03SCT
01-22-2005, 07:36 PM
thanks....do you know if the calipers are covered under warranty with GM?

action
01-25-2005, 09:50 AM
If you dont replace it, you will get dirt in the caliper slide pin and it will eventually seize. This will lead to uneven pad wear, and will make replacing the pin much more difficult in the future.