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Brakes do i need any special tools to change rotorsand calipers on 97' dodge ram 1500

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You caliper mounting bolts are hidden within rubber boots. most of the fasteners are metric. i will add that before you perform the work, remove some of the brake fluid from the resivior as when you force the caliper piston back into the housing, brake fluid with back flow out of the system. a large c-clamp and a block of wood can be used to drive the piston back to allow removal of the caliper.

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Once you remove the caliper bolt and get calipers out of the way, just a BFH to remove the hubless rotors

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