Dodge Truck Front Disc Brake Replacement

Work Performed On: 2002 CTD

Estimated time of Completion: 2 Hrs


Parts Required:

Brake Shoes, Brake Cleaner, Brake Fluid, Little Helper

Tools Required:

1/2 Inch Drive Ratchet, Cheater Pipe, 2 Extensions,
15/16 6 pt Socket, 7/32 Allen Wrench, 16 MM 12 pt Socket, Big Strait Screw Driver, Floor Jack, Penetrating Oil, 3/8 inch wrench


Product Information:

Here are the brake Shoes

I got them at Advanced Auto Nothing Fancy just the Life Time warrantee ones


The Ys: There are screachers on the brake pads but Once you notice them squealing its almost too late. My rivets were already starting to bore in to my rotors and I only drove about 50 miles squeaking around until I had the chance to change them… BAD IDEA !

How ever I’m not doing a Rotor Change at this time thier not real bad yet, but would of been trashed with about another 100 miles with the brake shoes in there current state


The Carnage: 48,000 Miles


The Install:

Set the E-Brake


Pry off the Hub Cap with a big strait Screw Driver


Brake each of the lug nuts loose (15/16) but DO NOT REMOVE

Most garages probly have a 4 way or the stock equipment Tire Iron, But I had to use a 1/2 drive 15/16 and a cheater pipe


Jack up the Drivers side. Here’s a good jack point


Finish removing all the lug nuts, and Pull the tire off


Here’s the brake Caliper


Note: These photos are from the Passenger side



Spray the Allens and the Caliper Bolts with some penetrating oil.



With the 7/32 Allen Wrench Remove the Allens






With the 16 MM 12 PT Remove the Caliper Bolts


A little tap with your palm and the caliper will come loose from the rotor.


Don’t let the caliper hang on the brake lines, just set it up on top of the rotor


To remove the Outer Caliper locate the removal points (arrows) and just pull it up out of there


Here’s the Outer Caliper This piece holds your brake pads.


Push the pads out




Put new pads in


Set it aside


Locate the Brake bleeder and loosen it


With channel locks or a C clamp compress the clynders then retighten the bleeder

Note: Use the brake cleaner during the whole reinstall process

Re-Position the outer Caliper to the inter Caliper

Place the caliper back on the rotor and replace the Allens and the Bolts

Now find your helper

Have your 3/8 inch wrench on the bleeder, Have your helper get in the truck and pump the brakes a few times then hold it to the floor, Then loosen the bleeder and brake fluid will squart out, Once its done squarting out tighten the bleeder, then tell your helper OK, Then they will remove there foot from the brake, Repeat till your sure there is no air in the system.

Note: When you loosen the bleeder and they are pushing on the brake, the peddle will go all the way to the floor Do NOT let them let off the brake while the bleeder is open or it will fill your brake system full of air.


Replace your Tire


Snug the lug nuts you wont be able to fully tighten them right now because the tire will want to spin


Let the jack down & Tighten down the lug nuts in a similar
order


Replace the hub cap

Now Repeat the process on the other side

When the other sides done fill your brake reservoir back to full then test drive

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One Comment

  1. Bill B.
    Posted 19 Sep 2011 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Hi, I noticed that the caliper is not factory, it is dual piston. where did you buy those?.
    Thanks, good write up.