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

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    WARNING
    Never allow the disc brake caliper to hang from the brake hose. Damage to the brake hose will result. Provide a suitable support to hang the caliper securely.

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  3. Install prop rod on the brake pedal to keep pressure on the brake system, Holding pedal in this position will isolate master cylinder from hydraulic brake system and will not allow brake fluid to drain out of brake fluid reservoir while brake lines are open. This will allow you to bleed out the area of repair instead of the entire system.
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  5. Raise and support vehicle.
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  7. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  9. Compress the caliper.
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  11. Remove caliper slide bolts.
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  13. Remove the caliper and then tilt the top up and off the caliper adapter.
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  15. Remove inboard and outboard brake pads from the caliper adapter.

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    Fig. Rear brake pad (1) caliper adapter (2)

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  17. Remove the top and bottom anti-rattle spring from the caliper adapter.
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To install:

  1. Clean caliper mounting adapter and anti-rattle springs.
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  3. Lubricate anti-rattle springs with Mopar® brake grease.
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  5. Install new top and bottom anti-rattle spring
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  7. Install outboard and inboard brake pads in adapter.
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  9. Tilt the bottom of the caliper over rotor and under adapter. Then push the top of the caliper down onto the adapter.
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  11. Coat the caliper mounting slide pin bolts with silicone grease. Then install and tighten the bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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  13. Install the wheel and tire assemblies and lower vehicle.
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  15. Apply brakes several times to seat caliper pistons and brake shoes and obtain firm pedal.
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  17. Top off master cylinder fluid level.
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