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DIY Brake job??

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FRONT - SRT8 NOTE: These calipers are not serviceable. Do not attempt disassembly. 1. Disconnect and isolate battery negative cable. 2. Install prop rod on the brake pedal to keep pressure on the brake system, Holding pedal in this position will isolate master cylinder from hydraulic brake system and will not allow brake fluid to drain out of brake fluid reservoir while brake lines are open. This will allow you to bleed out the area of repair instead of the entire system. 3. Raise and support vehicle. 4. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. 5. Remove banjo bolt (3) connecting flexible brake hose (2) to caliper (1). There are two sealing washers (one on each side of the hose fitting) that will come off when bolt is removed. Discard these washers; use NEW washers upon installation. CAUTION: When pushing pistons back into caliper bores, use only a trim stick as shown or other suitable soft tool. Never use a screwdriver or other metal pry bar due to potential damage to braking surface of rotor, caliper, pistons or dust boots. 6. Place trim stick between brake pad and outer edge of rotor. 7. Using trim stick, slowly apply pressure against brake pad until both pistons (on that side of caliper) are completely bottomed in bores of caliper half. NOTE: Repeat above procedure to opposite brake pad and pistons as necessary. 8. Remove caliper mounting bolts (4). 9. Remove brake caliper (1) with pads from knuckle and brake rotor. 10. If brake pads need to be removed from caliper, (Refer to 05 - Brakes/Hydraulic/Mechanical/PADS and/or SHOES, Brake - Removal) .

REAR - SRT8 NOTE: These calipers are not serviceable. Do not attempt disassembly. 1. Disconnect and isolate battery negative cable. 2. Install prop rod on the brake pedal to keep pressure on the brake system, Holding pedal in this position will isolate master cylinder from hydraulic brake system and will not allow brake fluid to drain out of brake fluid reservoir while brake lines are open. This will allow you to bleed out the area of repair instead of the entire system. 3. Raise and support vehicle. 4. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. 5. Remove banjo bolt (2) connecting flexible brake hose (3) to caliper (4). There are two sealing washers (one on each side of hose fitting) that will come off when bolt is removed. Discard these washers; install NEW washers on installation. CAUTION: When pushing pistons back into caliper bores, use only a trim stick as shown or other suitable soft tool. Never use a screwdriver or other metal pry bar due to potential damage to braking surface of rotor, caliper, pistons or dust boots. 6. Place trim stick between brake pad and outer edge of rotor. 7. Using trim stick, slowly apply pressure against brake pad until both pistons (on that side of caliper) are completely bottomed in bores

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02/09/2011

DIY Brake job?? - Cherokee SRT8 Forum

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of caliper half. 8. Remove the lower and upper caliper mounting bolts (1). 9. Remove brake caliper (4) with pads from mount and brake rotor. 10. If brake pads (5) need to be replaced from caliper, (Refer to 05 - Brakes/Hydraulic/Mechanical/PADS and/or SHOES, Brake Removal) .

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02/09/2011