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How do you remove my front brake calipers and brake pads on 2004 Dodge Diesel 2500 4x4 Truck?

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  • cbetts21 May 11, 2010

    That easy? No damage to the spring clips that hold the pads in place?


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There should just be two bolts that hold the caliper to the caliper bracket. Just unbolt them an pry off the caliper with a screwdriver.

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  1. Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
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  3. Press the caliper piston back into the bore with a suitable prytool. Use a large C-clamp to drive the piston into the bore of additional force is required.
  4. Remove the caliper mounting bolts with a 3/8 in. hex wrench or socket.
  5. Loosen the bolt that secures the front brake hose fitting bolt in the caliper.
  6. Rotate the caliper rearward off the rotor and out from its mount.
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    93026g06.gif Mounting bolt lubrication points—Ram Pick-Up 80 or 86mm caliper
  7. Remove the front brake hose fitting bolt completely, then remove the caliper with the pads installed as an assembly. Take care not to drip fluid onto the pad surfaces.
  8. Cover the open end of the front brake hose fitting to prevent dirt entry.
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  2. Lubricate the caliper mounting bolts, collars, bushings and bores with Dow 111® or GE 661® silicone grease or equivalent.
  3. Install the caliper over the rotor and seat it in its original position until flush.
  4. Install the mounting bolts by hand, then tighten them to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm) on 2001–02 models; 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm) on 2003–05 models.
  5. Attach the brake hose, using new washers, and torque the bolt to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  6. Install the wheels.
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  8. Pump the brakes several times to seat the pads.

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