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Old 07-06-2010, 07:51 PM
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first time changing front brake pads on my 2006 1500 Ram and it doesn't seem as straight forward as I am use to.

after I loosen the caliper bolts I usually am able to pull them out (on other vehicles I have owned)
on the Ram they wont come out and there seems to be a nut behind the the mounting bracket that spins with the bolt and prevents me from removing it
any thoughts as to what I am doing wrong
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:59 PM
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grab a pair of channel locks and hold it then loosen the bolt it will come right off
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Maybe THIS will help?

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Old 07-06-2010, 08:00 PM
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they tend to do that sometimes. i take a pliers and clamp over the rubber piece while it spins lightly not to rip the boot or slide it back. then loosen them.
they are just 2 normal pins
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ok headed back out to try

dirtydog the link says I do not have permission to view the page
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All I had to do is take the 2 bolts of on the back of the caliper, then take a flathead and pop the middle piece up. Slide new ones on compress the caliper and put on.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:16 PM
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good to go! thanks guys
once I figured out the caliper bolts are only an inch or so long and threaded into the nut behind the caliper mounting bracket I got it
rotors ready to go get turned down tomorrow morning
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