Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

Brake Caliper

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Compress the piston.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Caliper pin bolts
     
    Banjo bolt
     
    Caliper
     

  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Use new copper washers. On 2001-02 models, torque the caliper pin bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (33Nm) and the banjo bolt to 28 ft. lbs. (38Nm). On 2003-05 models, torque the pin bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm) and the banjo bolt to 23 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear brake caliper

  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Compress the piston.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Caliper pin bolts
     
    Banjo bolt
     
    Caliper
     

  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Use new copper washers. Torque the caliper pin bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (33Nm) and the banjo bolt to 28 ft. lbs. (38Nm).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear brake caliper

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