Having problems with your 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ?

How do I take the caliper off of my 2004 dodge ram 2500?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 22-01-2018

Answers :

  1. \015\012Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
  2. \015\012Remove the wheels.
  3. \015\012Press the caliper piston back into the bore with a suitable prytool. Use a large C-clamp to drive the piston into the bore of additional force is required.
  4. \015\012Remove the caliper mounting bolts with a 3/8 in. hex wrench or socket.
  5. \015\012Loosen the bolt that secures the front brake hose fitting bolt in the caliper.
  6. \015\012Rotate the caliper rearward off the rotor and out from its mount.
    \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\01293026g05.gif \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Mounting bolt lubrication points—Ram Pick-Up 75mm caliper
    \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\01293026g06.gif \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Mounting bolt lubrication points—Ram Pick-Up 80 or 86mm caliper
  7. \015\012Remove the front brake hose fitting bolt completely, then remove the caliper with the pads installed as an assembly. Take care not to drip fluid onto the pad surfaces.
  8. \015\012Cover the open end of the front brake hose fitting to prevent dirt entry.
\015\012To install:
  1. \015\012Clean the caliper and steering knuckle sliding surfaces with a wire brush. Then, apply a coat of Mopar® multi-mileage grease or equivalent.
  2. \015\012Lubricate the caliper mounting bolts, collars, bushings and bores with Dow 111® or GE 661® silicone grease or equivalent.
  3. \015\012Install the caliper over the rotor and seat it in its original position until flush.
  4. \015\012Install the mounting bolts by hand, then tighten them to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm) on 2001–02 models; 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm) on 2003–05 models.
  5. \015\012Attach the brake hose, using new washers, and torque the bolt to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  6. \015\012Install the wheels.
  7. \015\012Lower the vehicle.
  8. \015\012Pump the brakes several times to seat the pads.
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