Question about 2004 Dodge Caravan
Okay. In order to change the rear brake rotors, you DID NOT have to loosen off the adjuster to get it off. sometimes between the rotor, and the hub it sits against, corrosion develops and this will cause the rotor to be "stuck" so to be speak. A good hit in between the wheel studs with a hammer, a good solid hit, sometimes multiple time using a good penetrating fluid like WD40 will loosen the rotors. and in order to set the parking brake cable yes the guy did have to remove the rotor as there is a spring in the way of the adjuster. The spring there holds the adjuster in place from backing or getting any tighter upon moving forward or rear ward. So please next time just use a hammer in between the wheel studs, i'm sure you will see it pop off easily. If not, then hit the face of the rotor from behind which is the caliper side. You are going to replace them anyway so damage won't matter. That usually works too. good luck!
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Remove the center console covering the parking brake lever. Locate the parking brake lever between the drivers seat and the front passenger seat. Put the parking brake lever in the lowest position.
Turn the cable adjuster locknut to make the nut loose. Find the nut at the base of the parking brake lever.
Raise your GT rear wheels using a jack and support the rear wheels using jack stands. Remove both rear wheels using a tire iron to loosen and take off the lug nuts. Take off the tire from the rods by hand.
Get underneath the car and remove the rubber hole plugs from the brake rotors. Locate the rotors on the underneath inside of the wheel wells.
Take off the brake calipers with a screwdriver, but do not disconnect the brake fluid lines.
Use a pry bar to push up on the parking brake self adjuster wheel. Locate this next to the brake caliper and it looks like a star wheel. Rotate this wheel until the rotors will not turn.
Turn the adjuster wheel five notches in the opposite direction. Reinstall the calipers and wheels. Lower your GT using the jack and remove the jack stands from the rear wheels.
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