HOW DO YOU CHANGE REAR BRAKE PADS IN 2008 DODGE CHARGER. 2.7L. DIFFICULT.

  • Tiny
  • bwhitehair
  • 2008 Dodge Charger
  • 55,000 miles

Ive changed brakes before, but not on this car. I see they come with a hardware kit, but seems old hardware is hard to get out. Any Suggestions?

Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 8:09 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Should not be any different with others.
What hardware kit are you refering to?

1. Remove Upper caliper guide pin bolt (1). To do so, hold the guide pin (3) stationary while turning bolt.

2. Rotate caliper downward (5), exposing brake pads (2 and 3).
Use care not to overextend brake hose when doing this or damage may occur.

3. Remove inboard (2) and outboard (3) brake pads from caliper adapter (4).

Note : In some cases, it may be necessary to retract caliper piston in its bore a small amount in order to provide sufficient clearance between shoes and rotor to easily remove caliper from knuckle. This can usually be accomplished before guide pin bolts are removed by
grasping rear of caliper and pulling outward working with guide pins, thus retracting piston. Never push on piston directly as it may get damaged.

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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 8:36 PM
  • Tiny
  • bwhitehair
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Ok thank you much. Will try it out. The hardware kit are the anti squeel shims. Autozone. Com is saying these are required

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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 8:44 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Yes, shims do rust out and it is necessary to have them to eliminate squealing and groaning noises when brakes are applied.

Hope everything works out great.

Have a nice day.

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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 9:08 PM

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