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Re: Front disc brake pads on a 1997 dodge intrepid.
The Calipers on the Rotor that Hold the Brake Pads have Bolts on the Back Side at the Top and Bottom for Mounting. Just feel around back there and you will find them. Remove these and the Caliper will come right Off. Let me Know if you need more Help! Please Rate My Response! Thanks!
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remove the front wheel and support the van then remove the two bolts that hold the caliper then remove the old pads then using a clamp or big channel lock plies press the caliper piston in so the caliper can go on after you put on the new pads after you would of replace your wheels pump up your breaks and check to see if you need to put in some more brake fluid
Yes they do you just need a big enough socket and you need to have someone pushing on the brakes when you are loosening them so do it before you start to remove calipars or pads and there real tight like 140 to 150 ft lbs but with a bracker bar and maybe a short peice of pipe on the end of the bar its not a problem
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Clip, 2 caliper pins, the anti-rattle spring then remove the 2 brake pads and the 4 anti-squeal shims
CAUTION Only replace brake pads on 1 side of the vehicle at a time. Failure to use this procedure could cause the caliper pistons on the opposite side of the vehicle to pop out requiring the reconditioning or replacement of the brake caliper.
Remove a small amount of brake fluid from the master cylinder.
Install a used brake pad into the caliper and compress the caliper pistons.
Apply disc brake grease to both sides of the inner anti-squeal shims.
Install or connect the following:
Anti-squeal shims to the new brake pads NOTE: When replacing worn pads, the anti-squeal shims must be replaced together with the pads.
2 brake pads
Anti-rattle spring and the 2 caliper pins
Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
Check the brake fluid level and top off as needed.
The hard part is pressing the caliper piston abck into the caliper so you can get the new, thicker pads over the rotor. A large C Clamp works best.
SECTION 206-03: Front Disc Brake
2001 Villager Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Pads —Front Disc Brake
Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
Remove the front disc brake caliper bolts. torx bit. T20?
Support the front disc brake caliper from the front strut and spring assembly using mechanics wire.
Remove the front disc brake pads.
Remove the outboard front disc brake pad.
Remove the inboard front disc brake pad.
CAUTION: Make sure the master cylinder reservoir does not overfill and spill brake fluid while retracting the front disc brake caliper piston. NOTE: It is necessary to fully retract the front disc brake caliper piston in the bore before installing the front disc brake pads. Install the front disc brake pads.
Install the inboard front disc brake pad.
Install the outboard front disc brake pad.
Caution. The outer pads are left and right. put left on driver side.
Position the front disc brake caliper on the front-wheel knuckle and install the brake caliper pin bolts.
WARNING: It is necessary to depress the brake pedal several times to position the front disc brake caliper piston before driving the vehicle.
Ft brakes are easy as well. You have to remove the 2 caliper to steering knucle guide pin bolts on the caliper, swing it back and tie it up so that you can remove the rotor. Min thickness on the rotors is 22.4, but if you are changing pads, just go to the parts house & get new rotors as they are only about $18. here while turning is $10.
The 3.5 and 3.3 engines have different starters. They are attached to the engine near the transaxle by 3 bolts. Be sure to disconnect the battery before removal. Rick