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09 Town & Country Touring rear brake service #718698
06/07/10 11:29 PM
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Rear disc has parking brake tied into caliper. How do you compress caliper piston? Usual method doesnt work...

Oh and I really enjoyed caliper bolts: bigger than 11/16, smaller than 3/4, and not metric either. 23/32? 17.5mm? Thanks DC!


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Re: 09 Town & Country Touring rear brake service [Re: mopartial] #718699
06/08/10 08:26 AM
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The pistons need rotated clockwise while pushing in. The bolt head on the caliper mount is 18mm. Just did one this morning.

Re: 09 Town & Country Touring rear brake service [Re: Todd] #718700
06/08/10 08:57 AM
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Thanks for reply.

Bolt head is swimming in 18mm box wrench or 6 point socket(?) Doesnt seem right to me.

Rotating piston while pushing? will be a chore to get caliper off disc since there is a ridge...

Geez, disc brakes were always so easy...


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Re: 09 Town & Country Touring rear brake service [Re: mopartial] #718701
06/08/10 09:36 AM
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I used a 6 point 18mm socket. Maybe your wrench is worn. Take the caliper off the caliper mount first then remove the mount then the rotor. Will need a special tool to push the caliper piston back in. Should be avalible at for loan at the local parts store.

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Re: 09 Town & Country Touring rear brake service [Re: Todd] #718702
06/08/10 04:53 PM
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Picture worth a thousand words. I was afraid there was a special tool for that.

Thanks for great reply.


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