Question about 2000 Dodge Durango
The last mechanic to do a brake job stripped the threads on one of the caliper retaining pins, I contacted a few dealers to find out the thread size so i could re drill and put in a helicoil, but non of them could answer the question. I have been to 2 different retailers for helicoils and both sized them wrong, can anyone help me with the correct thread
Yeah, do not ask the auto store retailer, just got stuck with a helicoil. Going for oversized guide pin.
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1.Put front of vehicle on jack stands. Brace back wheels
2. Remove front wheel.
3. Using the C-Clamp squeeze the caliper so the piston goes back inside the caliper.
4. Using the 9/16 socket undo the 2 bolts that go through a rubber boot. There's one on the top of the caliper and the other one is the bottom of the [brake caliper. The reason I said not to use a deep socket is that the torsion bar link is kinda in the way so you can't fit a deep socket in there.
5. Once the 2 bolts are removed, remove the wire retaining clips. One wraps around the top pin that holds the brake pads together and the other clips onto the top and bottom pin. Remove the one that goes from the top pin to the bottom pin. You will not be able to take the other one out just yet.
6. Using your center punch or screw driver tap both pins out of the caliper. You will at this point be able to remove the other wire retaining clip.
7. At this point the caliper should be loose and you should be able to remove it. If you are just changing the brake pads then you're half way done. Replace old pads with new pads and reassemble in the reverse order.
8. If you are replacing the rotors as well then all you need to do is loosen both Phillips head screws that are holding the rotors to the hub. Be careful with the screws I happened to strip the head on one of these babies and let me tell ya it wasn't easy taking it out. Once the screws are removed the rotor should come right off. Might need a hammer to persuade it a little.
9. Install new rotor and brake pads and you are done.
It took me roughly 1 hour to do the brake job.
All in all it's a fairly straight foward brake job.
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