Dakota 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. Raise and support vehicle.
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  5. Remove the wheel and tire assemblies.
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  7. Compress the caliper.
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  9. Remove the caliper slide pin bolts.
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  11. Remove the caliper from the caliper adapter.
    NOTE
    Do not allow brake hose to support caliper assembly.

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  13. Support and hang the caliper.
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  15. Remove the inboard brake pad from the caliper adapter.
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  17. Remove the outboard brake pad from the caliper adapter.
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  19. Remove the anti-rattle clips from the pad.

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    Fig. (1) caliper adapter, (2) outboard pad, (3) anti-rattle clips, (4) inboard pad, (5) caliper mounting bolts



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    Fig. Anti-rattle clips installed

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To install:

  1. Bottom pistons in caliper bore with C-clamp. Place an old brake shoe between a C-clamp and caliper piston.
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  3. Clean caliper mounting adapter.
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  5. Install new anti-rattle clips to the brake pads.
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  7. Install inboard brake pad in adapter.
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  9. Install outboard brake pad in adapter.
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  11. Install the caliper over rotor. Then, push the caliper onto the adapter.
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  13. Install caliper slide pin bolts.
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  15. Install wheel and tire assemblies and lower vehicle.
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  17. Apply brakes several times to seat caliper pistons and brake shoes and obtain firm pedal.
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  19. Top off master cylinder fluid level.
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