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So my next question is what tool do I need to remove the two caliper guide pins on the rear brake of a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country?

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The rear is unlike the front, rather than removing 2 large hex nuts, on the rear you remove the guide pin bolts and the removal is relatively easy. You can will use a 7mm ellen wrench to remove the pins. Before removing caliper, look at how the spring on the outer pad is positioned on the caliper.


One other note (that will save you 5 mins) when putting on the new pads into the caliper, snap the inside pad into place first. You the outside one then had to take it back off because there was not much clearance and You did not want to damage the inside pad.

Check this graphic as reference guide.

BRAKE PADS/SHOES - REAR DISC

REMOVAL - REAR DISC BRAKE SHOES
(1) Raise vehicle. (Refer to LUBRICATION & MAINTENANCE/HOISTING - STANDARD PROCEDURE)
(2) Remove rear wheel and tire assemblies from vehicle.
(3) Remove the caliper to adapter guide pin bolts.
(4) Remove rear caliper from adapter using the following procedure. First rotate front of caliper up from the adapter. Then pull the rear of the caliper and the outboard brake shoe anti-rattle clip out from under the rear abutment on the adapter.
(5) Support caliper to prevent the weight of the caliper from damaging the flexible brake hose.
(6) If the brake rotor needs to be removed it can be removed by removing the retainer clips and then pulling the rotor straight off the wheel mounting studs.
(7) Remove the outboard brake shoe from the caliper. Brake shoe is removed by pushing the shoe toward the piston, disengaging the two metal protrusions on the shoe back, then sliding the brake shoe off the caliper.
(8) Remove inboard brake shoe from caliper. Inboard brake shoe is removed by pulling it out of the caliper piston, until the retaining clip is free of the piston.

Hope this help.

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