Ram Truck 1500, 2500 & 3500 (2006-2008)

Brake Calipers

Print

Removal & Installation



Heavy Duty
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Compress the disc brake caliper.
  6.  
  7. Remove the banjo bolt and discard the copper washer.
  8.  
  9. Remove the caliper slide bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the disc brake caliper.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the disc brake caliper.
    NOTE
    Verify brake hose is not twisted or kinked before tightening fitting bolt.

  2.  
  3. Install the banjo bolt with new copper washers to the caliper. Tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the caliper slide pin bolts. tighten to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Remove the prop rod.
  8.  
  9. Bleed the area of repair for the brake system.
    NOTE
    If a proper pedal is not felt during bleeding an area of repair then a base bleed system must be performed.

  10.  
  11. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  12.  
  13. Lower the vehicle.
  14.  

Light Duty
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Compress the disc brake caliper.
  6.  
  7. Remove the banjo bolt and discard the copper washers.
  8.  
  9. Remove the caliper slide pin bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the disc brake caliper from the caliper adapter.
  12.  
  13. Remove the caliper slide pins from the adapter.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Clean slide pin bores thoroughly to remove any old grease.
  2.  
  3. Thoroughly coat the new slide pins on all working surfaces with Dow Corning-807® grease or equivalent.
    WARNING
    Petroleum based grease should not be used on any of the rubber components of the caliper, Use only Non-Petroleum based grease.

  4.  
  5. Install the boot onto the slide pin and then insert into the adapter.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Caliper adapter (1), boot (2), pin (3)

  6.  
  7. Push the pin all the way into the adapter and carefully expel the trapped air by gently pushing on the boot near the slide pin head.
  8.  
  9. Install the disc brake caliper to the brake caliper adapter.
    NOTE
    Verify brake hose is not twisted or kinked before tightening fitting bolt.

  10.  
  11. Install the banjo bolt with new copper washers to the caliper. Tighten to 250 inch lbs. (28 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the caliper slide pin bolts. Tighten to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Remove the prop rod.
  16.  
  17. Bleed the area of repair for the brake system.
    NOTE
    If a proper pedal is not felt during bleeding an area of repair then a base bleed system must be performed.

  18.  
  19. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  20.  
  21. Lower the vehicle.
  22.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo