Caravan, Town & Country 2006-2007

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove brake fluid from the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir until the reservoir is approximately 1 / 2 full. Discard the removed fluid.
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  5. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle. Remove the front wheels.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front brake caliper guide pin bolts
     
    Brake caliper by slowly sliding it up and off the adapter and brake rotor. Support the caliper out of the way with a strong piece of wire. Do not let the caliper hang by the brake hose or damage to the brake hose will result.
     

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  9. If necessary, compress the caliper piston into the bore using a C-clamp. Insert a suitable piece of wood between the C-clamp and caliper piston to protect the piston.

    Outboard disc brake pad from the caliper by prying the brake pad retaining clip over the raised area on the caliper. Slide the brake pad down and off the caliper.
     
    Inboard disc brake pad from the caliper by pulling the brake pad away from the caliper piston until the retaining clip on the pad is free from the caliper piston cavity
     

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To install:

  1. Be sure the caliper piston has been completely retracted into the piston bore of the caliper assembly. This is required when installing the brake caliper equipped with new brake pads.
  2.  
  3. If equipped, remove the protective paper from the noise suppression gaskets on the new disc brake pads.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    New inboard disc brake pad into the caliper piston by pressing the pad firmly into the cavity of the caliper piston. Be sure the new inboard brake pad is seated squarely against the face of the brake caliper piston.
     
    Outboard disc brake pad by sliding it onto the caliper assembly
     
    Brake caliper assembly over the brake rotor and onto the steering knuckle adapter
     
    Caliper guide pin bolts and torque to: 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm) on 2002-04 models or 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm) on 2005 models
     
    Front. Apply the brake pedal several times until a firm pedal is obtained.
     

  6.  
  7. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder and add fluid as necessary. Road-test the vehicle.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove brake fluid from the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir until the reservoir is approximately 1 / 2 full. Discard the removed fluid.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle. Remove the front wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front brake caliper guide pin bolts
     
    Brake caliper by slowly sliding it up and off the adapter and brake rotor. Support the caliper out of the way with a strong piece of wire. Do not let the caliper hang by the brake hose or damage to the brake hose will result.
     

  8.  
  9. If necessary, compress the caliper piston into the bore using a C-clamp. Insert a suitable piece of wood between the C-clamp and caliper piston to protect the piston.

    Outboard disc brake pad from the caliper by prying the brake pad retaining clip over the raised area on the caliper. Slide the brake pad down and off the caliper.
     
    Inboard disc brake pad from the caliper by pulling the brake pad away from the caliper piston until the retaining clip on the pad is free from the caliper piston cavity
     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Be sure the caliper piston has been completely retracted into the piston bore of the caliper assembly. This is required when installing the brake caliper equipped with new brake pads.
  2.  
  3. If equipped, remove the protective paper from the noise suppression gaskets on the new disc brake pads.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    New inboard disc brake pad into the caliper piston by pressing the pad firmly into the cavity of the caliper piston. Be sure the new inboard brake pad is seated squarely against the face of the brake caliper piston.
     
    Outboard disc brake pad by sliding it onto the caliper assembly
     
    Brake caliper assembly over the brake rotor and onto the steering knuckle adapter
     
    Caliper guide pin bolts and torque to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm)
     
    Apply the brake pedal several times until a firm pedal is obtained.
     

  6.  
  7. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder and add fluid as necessary. Road-test the vehicle.
  8.  

 
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