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01" Rear brake pad removal ?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by HEStufrthnnails, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. HEStufrthnnails

    HEStufrthnnails Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Well, the title explains it all. I'm trying to get the pads of my o1' gasser with no idea of how to remove the pads from the caliper. They are different than any other I've come across. But this also is the only truck I've ever had with rear disc brakes to. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Brad
     
  2. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    once the caliper is out they should just slide out, maybe they are rusted in.
     
  3. HEStufrthnnails

    HEStufrthnnails Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Hi Dave, Thanks for the advice. I went out and realized to separate the caliper and the bracket( mounting bracket) and then those little slide clips.Then they did fall right out. So tomorrow off to the part store to buy those clips and hopefully back together. What had happened, is the rotor split in two.
     
  4. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,596

    Don't forget the shoes for the e brakes on the inside if the rear rotors....
     
  5. HEStufrthnnails

    HEStufrthnnails Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Thank you for the tip. They do look good. Now on those spring clips can I just drive them back in or how do I put them back in ?
     
  6. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    You may have to clean those clips up with a wire wheel, I used some special brake lube on them when I put it all back together. For some reason those things like to seize up. Make sure you clean the caliper grooves also, I used a wire wheel on a grinder too.
     
  7. HEStufrthnnails

    HEStufrthnnails Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Thanks Dave, Well I did a number on those clips.Lol So I went up to the parts store and bought a hardware kit. It wasn't to expensive 3-4$,but thanks for letting me know you can re-use them. I thoght I had to replace them .
     
  8. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 350

    I had serious thoughts about not putting any back in, my 1985 cj7 jeep doesn't have chrome clips in the calipers and they never froze up! I guess they do it so they don't rattle but heck, for years that was a trademark of Dodge, the front brakes would always rattle...LOL