Front brake pad exchange guide.
Park the Dodge
Durango on a flat surface. Put the emergency brake on and put wedges
behind the wheels to prevent the vehicle from rolling. Disconnect the
negative battery cable from the battery. Drain 2/3 of the brake fluid
from the master cylinder, using a syringe. Remove the wheel and the
Compress the caliper piston back into the caliper bore using a large
C-clamp to drive the piston into the bore. Use additional force if it
is required. Using a 3/8 inch hex wrench or socket remove the caliper
Rotate the caliper rearward off the rotor and out from its mount. Remove the inboard and outboard brake
pads. Remove the spring clip that holds the inboard brakes in the
caliper. Tilt the pad out at the top to unseat the clip. Remove the
retaining spring that secures it in the caliper. Unseat one spring end
and rotate the pad out of the caliper.
Suspend the caliper assembly from the Durango frame using mechanic's
wire. Do not allow the caliper assembly to dangle from the brake hose
as this may damage the brake hose.
Clean the surfaces of the caliper and steering knuckle with a wire
brush. Apply multi-mileage grease or similar product. Using brake fluid
or break cleaner clean the caliper slide pins. Apply a light coating of
silicone grease to the pins.
Install the inboard brake pad and it's spring. Install the outboard
brake pad. Install the caliper over the rotor and seat it in its
original position until it is flush. Using a torque
wrench, torque the slide caliper pins to 22 ft./lbs.
Add brake fluid to the master cylinder. Bleed the brakes. Reconnect the
negative battery cable to the battery. Start the engine and pump the
brakes 3-4 times to seat the brake pads. Reinstall the wheels. Test
drive the Durango at slow to moderate speeds to ensure that the
maintenance was performed correctly.
Rear brake pad exchange.
Lift the Durango off the ground with a car jack. Support the vehicle on
all sides with jack stands. Keep children and small animals out of the
vicinity when you replace the brakes.
Loosen the lug nuts on the wheels with a torque wrench. Remove the
wheel and tire assemblies and set them aside, face up, to prevent
Compress the caliper and remove it by lifting the top up and off the
caliper adapter. Hang the caliper from the Durango's frame with
Remove the inboard and outboard brake shoes from the caliper adapter.
Take off the top and bottom anti-rattle springs. Keep the springs
separated, as they aren't interchangeable.
Press the piston into the bore with a C-clamp. To prevent damage to the
pistons, insert an old brake shoe in between the C-clamp and caliper
piston. Remove the C-clamp.
Wipe down the caliper mounting adapter and anti-rattle springs with
brake cleaner. Grease the anti-rattle springs with brake grease.
Install the bottom anti-rattle springs, followed by the top anti-rattle
Install the inboard brake shoes followed by the outboard brake shoes.
Replace the caliper and the wheel and tire assemblies. Lower the
vehicle to the ground and pump the brakes to seat the pistons.
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