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Caliper pins totally stuck

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Hi everyone,

I'm new here but I was hoping some of you more experienced Versa-owners could help me with an issue I'm having.

I'm trying to replace my brake pads. I bought everything (OE Spec pads, brake cleaner, caliper lube) at the local parts store last week, then when this past weekend came around I was all set to go. I took off my left tire, then got my socket wrench out and tried to loosen up the bottom caliper pin. The thing didn't budge AT ALL, no matter how much I tried.

Now the area is a bit corroded, so I figured a bit of PB Blaster would do the trick. Over the course of an hour I applied it four times. Even after doing that the thing didn't budge.

Has anyone else run into this issue? Does anyone know what else I could do, or any other ideas?

Thanks very much in advance.
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Likely the last tech who did the last brake job is trigger happy on the impact, they don't need to be that tight. Most people overtighten everything on a car, when a lower torque is better for the part, and is easier to break loose next time. You can simulate an impact by holding the wrench/ratchet on with one hand, and giving the wrench a hard, sudden hit, make sure you're going the right way, but that never fails in breaking them loose.
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