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How do it release the rear brake rotors on my 2005 dodge ram

Customer Question

How do it release the rear brake rotors on my 2005 dodge ram 1500 quad cab withXXXXX Im trying to replace the rotors but cant get old ones off
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  brownjeff replied 8 years ago.

I will attach instructions. If you still need help just reply.

 

Thanks,

 

JB

 

REAR


  1. Raise and support the vehicle
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  3. Remove the disc brake caliper
  4. Remove the caliper adapter (2) bolts
  5. Remove the retaining clips and rotor assembly

REAR



1 - CALIPER ADAPTER
2 - CALIPER ADAPTER MOUNTING BOLTS
3 - CALIPER SLIDE BOLTS
4 - BRAKE HOSE
5 - PARK BRAKE CABLE
6 - CALIPER
7 - ROTOR
8 - ANTI-RATTLE CLIPS

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
appears the emergency brake is keeping me from taking it off any suggestions
Expert:  brownjeff replied 8 years ago.

I will attach instructions on how to adjust the emergency brake. This tells how to tighten them up so do the opposite to release them. The shoes are catching on the lip of the drum.

 

Thanks,

 

JB

 

WITH ADJUSTING TOOL


Adjustment can be made with a standard brake gauge or with adjusting tool . Adjustment is performed with the complete brake assembly installed on the backing plate.

  1. Be sure parking brake lever is fully released.
  2. Raise vehicle so rear wheels can be rotated freely.
  3. Remove plug from each access hole in brake support plates.
  4. Loosen parking brake cable adjustment nut until there is slack in front cable.
  5. Insert adjusting tool (4) through support plate access hole (1) and engage tool in teeth of adjusting screw star wheel (2).
  6. Rotate adjuster screw star wheel (move tool handle upward) until slight drag can be felt when wheel is rotated.
  7. Push and hold adjuster lever away from star wheel with thin screwdriver (3).
  8. Back off adjuster screw star wheel until brake drag is eliminated.
  9. Repeat adjustment at opposite wheel. Be sure adjustment is equal at both wheels.
  10. Install support plate access hole plugs.
  11. Adjust parking brake cable and lower vehicle.
  12. Depress park brake pedal and make sure park brakes hold the vehicle stationary.
  13. Release park brake pedal.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
thanks