Mechanics

REAR BRAKE PADS

2005 Dodge Caravan

2005 Dodge Caravan

First time getting into the rear brake pads. Wondering:
1) what bolt secures the calipers? It is hidden under a boot and looks like it must be an allen screw? Or something?
2) How to disconnect the E-brake cable? Just yank it back real hard? Do I need to?
3) What tool is required to reset the calipers before re-assembly?
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Dwhart
May 19, 2009.




1) what bolt secures the calipers? It is hidden under a boot and looks like it must be an allen screw? Or something?
***2 Allen guide pin under the black rubber.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_05caravanrearcaliper_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_05caravanrearcaliper2_1.jpg



2) How to disconnect the E-brake cable? Just yank it back real hard? Do I need to?
***Not necessary***

3) What tool is required to reset the calipers before re-assembly?
Powerbuilt 648410 or equivalent


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_648410_7.jpg


Tiny
Zackman
May 19, 2009.
Zackman, thanks! Your pictures are very appreciated. However...

Now the caliper is off, the dead pads are removed, and there does not seem to be any way shape or form that the caliper compression tool interfaces with the caliper :-/

I've included a photo that shows the caliper tool and the smooth, round, featureless caliper face. I expected the caliper face to have holes of some kind to match the protrusions of the tool...


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/357456_IMGP6386_1.jpg



Is there a secret to using the caliper tool? Or should I just put a c-clamp on the caliper and squeeze it straight back?

Tiny
Dwhart
May 24, 2009.
You have the new style rear caliper with external parking brake shoes. Just use a C-clamp and push the piston back in. Return the little tool back to the store.

Tiny
Zackman
May 24, 2009.
All done. Thanks for your help, Zackman! I've made a small donation -- I hope you get it.
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Dwhart
May 25, 2009.

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