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What does "Lube rear brake sliders" mean/do?

(2003 Toyota Highlander)
in Brick, NJ on December 04, 2018
Cost of above was close to $150.00 for labor, no parts. What are we talking about here?
What seems to make the problem better or worse? Part of routine brake replacement if necessary.
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on December 04, 2018
Brake calipers are mounted as such they must move back and forth as brakes are applied as to evenly distribute braking force on the inboard brake pad as well as the outboard brake pad - in essence a clamping motion..

This movement takes place on the caliper mounting hardware which sometimes will become corroded and prevent this “sliding” motion .. Then the mechanic must remove the caliper(s) and any related components that may require through cleaning and lubricating before re-assembly.

Often times this ‘can be’ time consuming depending on the severity of the corrosion present and that will be reflected in the labor charges as well.

The common terminology amongst mechanics is lubing the “caliper slides” ..

I hope you have a better understanding.
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on December 04, 2018

Anytime you are unsure about a service that you have paid for - you should certainly ask for more information about that service and the related charges .. The repair facility personnel should be happy to explain..
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