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Changing Brake pads?

Has anyone taken on the challenge of changing thier own brake pads? If so any step by step instructions/pics out there.

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Very easy, 20-30 min job, hope this helps.


REMOVAL

1. Raise and support vehicle.
2. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
3. Drain small amount of fluid from master cylinder brake reservoir with clean suction gun.
4. Remove the 2 caliper mounting bolts (2).
5. Compress the caliper and remove from the adaptor (4).
6. Secure caliper (1) to nearby suspension part with wire. Do not allow brake hose to support caliper weight.




7. Remove the inboard and outboard brake pads (4) from the caliper adapter (2).
8. Remove the anti-rattle clips (3) from the brake caliper adapter (2).


INSTALL

1. Remove and clean all rust and debris from the anti-rattle clip mounting surfaces (3) on the brake caliper adapter (2).
2. Install new anti-rattle clips (3) into the caliper adapter (2).
3. Install the inboard and outboard brake pads (4) onto the caliper adapter (2).
4. Install caliper (5) on the caliper adapter (2).




5. Install the caliper slide pin bolts (2) and tighten to 44 Nm (32 ft. lbs.).
6. Install wheel and tire assembly.
7. Remove support and lower vehicle.
8. Pump brake pedal until caliper pistons and brake pads are seated and a firm brake pedal is obtained.
9. Fill brake fluid.

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Perfect! Thank you!!

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You got it, glad to help.

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I have a question, and maybe more later...Where do you purchase the anti-rattle clips outline in section 2 under "Install" Can you purchase from an auto store or is this something the dealer provides?

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If you don't get them with the pads, (you should) you can re-use the ones you have now.

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I changed my brake pads last week, but I let the workshop do it for me as I have no experience for me, it was very very easy and straight forward, next time I will do it myself.

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3. Drain small amount of fluid from master cylinder brake reservoir with clean
They didn't drain any fluid and it worked ok.

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I have a question, and maybe more later...Where do you purchase the anti-rattle clips outline in section 2 under "Install" Can you purchase from an auto store or is this something the dealer provides?
I bought MOPAR V-line brakes and they don't come with clips.

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good to hear,as i`ll be doing this real shortly
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Thanks Romeo! I need to do mine as well. I am trying to see if I can get a place to do it myself. I have the tools, just nowhere to do the work except out on my busy street.

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I'm just curious as to how many miles you guys have on your Commanders that are needing new brake pads. I am approaching 25,000 miles and have only had the Commander just over a year. I checked my pads last week while changing my oil and they look practically brand new still with a lot of pad left.




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