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i have the 2001 service manual but it does not include the disk rear brakes?

i wan to change them out any one have that section....

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Pull the caliper, caliper bracket, make sure the parking brake is NOT set, and they'll either slide off or you'll have to whack them a few times with a rubber mallet but they should come off pretty easily.
 

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Pull the caliper, caliper bracket, make sure the parking brake is NOT set, and they'll either slide off or you'll have to whack them a few times with a rubber mallet but they should come off pretty easily.
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ya and i have them with a dually
 

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ok so they are ALOT easier than the fronts? the fronts you need to separate from the rest of the hub right? it also requires new studs? whats your thoughts? (yea mine is a 4x4 dually)

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on mine (2wd drw) the fronts were easy.. pull the caliper, unbolt the hub nut.. slide the rotor / hub off and then unbolt the hub.. whack it apart.. bolt on new rotor.. re and re
 

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On my 01 the fronts are just as easy. They stopped doing pressed on rotors in 99 or 00 I believe or so I thought they did. And I didn't need new lugs when I took mine off.
 

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wow thats great news... my dads 98 was a pain in the arse... also has anyone had any luck with getting the rotors turned? im sure there at min. specs form the factory
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i was reading in the service maual of course its for an 01 but it does accually have the rear disk brake section for the 3500 DRW it says i have to pull the hub witht he rotor? is this true? and also for the front it says nothing about missing with the wheel berring, how do i get the front dually spacers off? whats the best and easiest way, does all this seem right?
 

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You may have to unbolt the adapters before sliding the rotor off but I don't see it as being an issue.
 

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I don't know if this will help, but I just had to completely replace my rear brakes, caliper seized on way to work got so hot it turned the rotor blue. Maybe alittle different for the dualie but on mine just took of the wheel, undid the two bolts holding the caliper , pried the pads back a little with a large flat head screwdriver and off they came, undid the brake line and that's it. Took about 1hr all said and done to bleed and everything. I used raybestos rotors and pads and reman mopar calipers and did both sides for $400.00, helps my buddy owns a part shop. But dodge wanted over $300 dollars just for one caliper.
QUOTE=mopar01;605540]i was reading in the service maual of course its for an 01 but it does accually have the rear disk brake section for the 3500 DRW it says i have to pull the hub witht he rotor? is this true? and also for the front it says nothing about missing with the wheel berring, how do i get the front dually spacers off? whats the best and easiest way, does all this seem right?[/QUOTE]
 

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so my question is do I need to press out the front wheel berring to do the fronts... you guys sound like you dont.. as for the rears they slide off too? so no berring removal is needed?

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No the fronts are the same just unbolt the two bolts on the back of the caliper and pry the pads back a little to get past the lip on the rotor and off it should come, and the rotor will just slip off after you have the caliper off. Honestly to do both sides 1 hour. Like I said earlier I changes my rear, and did the one side a work because of the caliper seizing, earlier in did the front rotors and pads and took about 45min. good luck

so my question is do I need to press out the front wheel berring to do the fronts... you guys sound like you dont.. as for the rears they slide off too? so no berring removal is needed?

lemme know thanks
 

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LOL,you need to take the whole hub and all off,the rotor is inboard of the hub on 3500s
If yours is a dually anyway.
if you have single rear wheel it's a piece of cake.
I see that you've got the Cab and Chassis so you should have the same narrow rear axle as the singles,so it should be easy,the front you have to remove the spacer for the dual wheel,that just takes a wrench,no need to pull the hub bearing or press anything,take the caliper off and the spacer and it should just about fall off.
 

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Cool, thanks for answering that question, mine is the 2500 and it was so easy, but wasn't sure about the 3500. thanks for clearing that up. :thumbsup
LOL,you need to take the whole hub and all off,the rotor is inboard of the hub on 3500s
If yours is a dually anyway.
if you have single rear wheel it's a piece of cake.
 

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Cool, thanks for answering that question, mine is the 2500 and it was so easy, but wasn't sure about the 3500. thanks for clearing that up. :thumbsup
Yeah,but the Cab and Chassis uses the narrow rear axles like the 2500s,so a 3500 cab and chassis should be easy too,just a clarification,don't want too many ppl to think I'm full of it.
3500 pickup is the pain.
 

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ok (1)so both front and rear rotors should come off without major teardown pressing things off such as wheel berrings, or removing axles correct? (mine is a build date late 01 model year 02, 3500 Dually conventional cab chassis thats what the vin tells me!)

(2) Also whats the difference for the pick-ups?
 

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(1),yes if you have the cab and chassis you should not have to mess with too much.
Front,take the caliper and mounting bracket loose,remove the spacer with a wrench,I think I used a 7/8" but I don't know for sure,the spacer will come off,then the rotor,the most you should have to do on the front is tap something with a hammer,rear should just be the same,but without the spacer.(no need for a press,or studs.)

(2)the rear axle on the pickups are 5" wider than the cab and chassis,to make the inside duals clear the bed,so the brakes are inboard of the hub.
 

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ok so i took the wheels off today and the front as you said has a spacer i didnt take that off yet... the rears on the other hand look like a pain in the arse the hub/axle sticks out and next is a spacer looking thing(seems to be part of the hub) and then the rotor, thats dosent sound like what you guys are talking about.

humm. lemme know if anyone has any pictures of what an easy to remove and hard to remove looks like post em up

thanks again
 
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