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Determine which type of emergency brakes your Dodge Ram will need. Emergency brakes typically function by activating the regular braking system on the driving wheels. The emergency brakes for the Dodge Ram have used rear disc brakes since 2001.
Release the parking brake pedal completely and raise your vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel with a socket wrench and disconnect the brake caliper from the caliper adapter. Slide the rotor from the axle shaft.
Install the new brake rotor onto the axle shaft and complete the installation by reversing the removal steps.
Tighten the wheel mounting nuts in the proper sequence with a torque wrench until the nuts are torqued to 47.5 foot/pounds Repeat the tightening sequence to torque the nuts to 95 foot/pounds.
Apply and release the park brake pedal to seat and adjust the parking brake cables. Road test the vehicle to ensure the vehicle's brake system is functioning.
Place tool C-3919 or the equivalent over the park brake shoes and use the star wheel adjuster to lower the park brake shoes until the lining just touches the jaws on the tool.
Application: With automatic transmission Light duty
Note : Before top dead center *Set at warm idle speed (750 RPM) *Distributor vacuum hose disconnected & plugged *Transmission in drive (parking brake engaged) Ignition Timing12 Degrees Application: With manual transmission Light duty
Note : Before top dead center *Set at warm idle speed (750 RPM) *Distributor vacuum hose disconnected & plugged *All accessories off *Transmission in neutral (parking brake engaged)
Try connecting plastic tubing to drivers side bleeder valve. Place end of tube into a half full can of brake fluid. Press the brake repeatedly with the engine running so your power braking system is working. Watch the tubing until all bubbles have been pushed through the tubing. Repeat for the passenger side. The plastic tubing needs to be submerged in the fluid in the can to keep it from letting air back into the system through the bleeder valve.
This is a big job for such a small part. I suggest you repair/replace rotors, pads, and anything else back there while you are at it. You will need to remove both wheels on both sides, as well as the axles (I think). See my earlier post on Rear Rotor removal to see how this is done.
You will need a large spindle nut to remove the axles.
DISASSEMBLY: Once you have access to the parking brakes inside the rotor hat: 1. Lock out the parking brake w/a pair of Vise grips (on the parking brake cable under the cab) 2. Disengage teh park brake cable from behind the rotor assembly to allow easier disassembly of the parking brake shoes. 3. Disassemble the rear park brake shoes.
REASSEMBLY: 1. Reassemble the rear parking brake shoes. This is a typical, small brake drum configuration. Do one side at a time - so you can see how to reassemble each small part. Keep the springs and parts oriented the same: front to front and interior to interior, etc. 2. Release the parking brake cable 3. Install the disc brake rotor(s) 4. Install the disc brake caliper(s) 5. Install tire & wheel assembly 6. Lower the vehicle
Park van so that you can safely access the starter. I use ramps under front wheels and put it in park and set the parking brakes. Disconnect positive battery cable at battery, disconnect starter battery cable and ignition wires from starter solenoid (remember terminal locations as these will attach to new starter solenoid). Remove old starter. Replace with new starter. Re-attach wiring in reverse order.
I had a 1994 Dodge Ram. The Red Dodge Ram I had it malfunctioned and my brake became the throttle.
I had to put the truck in reverse then park. to stop, after it was out of control at 80 mph a hill slowed us down. Are you sure
its not electrical and the curse control is not giving you trouble?
Mine had multifunction switch was not working and the headlight switch burned up. I also found out that Audi had problem with the brake becoming the throttle
in the 1980s Daimler Chrysler and Audi were German made. I don't think
there is an easy answer. I hope you stay safe. Another man is having
strange trouble also. I'm sure there are many more people with trouble
with the vehicles. I wish Dodge would step up to the truth. and recall
their nightmares. I saw many of their 1996 Dodge trucks at their
dealers shop with all the electrical pulled out.