2005 DODGE CARAVAN REAR BRAKE PADS

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  • dwhart
  • 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?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 7:56 PM

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  • Zackman
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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

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 11:27 PM
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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?

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Sunday, May 24th, 2009 AT 3:37 PM
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  • Zackman
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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.

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Sunday, May 24th, 2009 AT 11:58 PM
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All done. Thanks for your help, Zackman! I've made a small donation -- I hope you get it.

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Monday, May 25th, 2009 AT 8:25 PM

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