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Just changed my Fron trotors on Rav4 2006 4Cyl yesterday. While inspecting the Sliding pins, noticed one of the pins has a plastic bushing , and that sliding pin does not move at all and cause the pin is kind of Jam, Hardly removed it from housing and there is no way you put the pin with plastic bushing installed . If it goes in, that is very tight ( even with special grease).

Just I removed the bushing and placed the pin without it, Just wondering, Is that cause any issue in future or safety problem if we do not install that Busing at the top of the Slidign pins on bracket? my old Rotor was un-evenly worn , I think that was because of the sliding pin jamed (due to those bushings).
any input is apprecaited.
 

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As long as the pin can't come out and the caliper doesn't rattle I don't foresee a problem.
 
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I found the rubber piece got thicker every year.
I though that was because I used mineral grease and it made swollen the rubber.
The guide pin was stuck and I could not slide or rotate by hand.

Instead of replacing new or removing the rubber,
I simply cut and trimmed the rubber to make it thinner and shorter with a razor blade. Seems okay.

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