info for doing a rear brake job

Old 11-04-07, 12:05 PM
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Question info for doing a rear brake job

Are there any special tools needed for removing rear disc brakes on a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan ? yeah I know, kind of funny mrmechanic asking such a question lol but you see I'm a heavy duty mechanic who works on the big stuff... friend wants me to do his rear brakes and seeings as I'm use to working on the green fleet or underground mining equip and such... I just wanted to ask first before ripping things apart .. any info would be helpful thanks
Old 11-04-07, 12:43 PM
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Yes. A close up photo with a digital camera first! Before springs go flying off and you go, "Where in the world did that.....?

Years ago I did them with no special tools. Not the easiest thing in the world though, I remember.

Sorry, I reread post and see you said DISC brakes. Is there a reason you think the rear ones will be harder than the front ones? Have you done front ones?
Old 11-05-07, 09:46 AM
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No special tools required. Still the same brakes as the 01-up RS models. 2008 has a totally new Caravan, T/C, so things may be different. Not sure, havent seen one in the shop for service yet. Actually easier than front disc brakes on most vehicles. It doesnt have the caliper bracket that has to be removed to take the rotors off for machining.
Take out 2 bolts that hold the calipers on, press the piston back in install new pads. Pretty simple. I do however recommend refinishing (machining) the rotors.
Hope this helps ya,

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