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Old 08-21-2011, 11:41 AM
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Default Caravan brake caliper bracket torque specifications

Anybody know the torque specifications for my two TRW brake caliper bracket bolts? The manual doesn't say.
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P.S. Sorry, 2001 Dodge Caravan, 3.3 liter engine, drum brakes in the back
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till someone else chimes in, my 2006 rear disk took 26 ft/lbs
http://dodgeforum.com/forum/dodge-ca...-2006-dgc.html
no exactly yours, but might get you in the ball park
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INSTALLATION - DISC BRAKE CALIPER GUIDE PINS (DISC/DRUM BRAKES)
  1. Lubricate the guide pins and inside the boots with the packet supplied with the service kit, Sytheso GLK-1 lubricant or equivalent.
  2. Install the guide pins and boots in the adapter as shown (Guide Pins And Boots). The boots have grooves built into their inner lips to fit onto the pins and adapter. CAUTION: Use care when installing the caliper onto the disc brake adapter to avoid damaging the boots on the caliper guide pins.
  3. Install the disc brake caliper over the brake shoes on the brake caliper adapter.
  4. Align the caliper guide pin bolt holes with the guide pins. Install the caliper guide pin bolts and tighten them to a torque of 35 N·m (26 ft. lbs.) (Brake Caliper Mounting).
  5. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Tighten the wheel mounting nuts to a torque of 135 N·m (100 ft. lbs.).
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Pump the brake pedal several times before moving the vehicle to set the shoes to the brake rotor
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Click the image to open in full size. 1 - BRAKE HOSE2 - ADAPTER MOUNTING BOLTS3 - BANJO BOLT4 - CALIPER GUIDE PIN BOLTS
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Just tighten it down real good, but not too much. It is a simple thing to do if you take into consideration the thread size, and bolt size, and also what the bolt is threaded into.
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Or 26 ft lbs.
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Thanks folks, but I'm wasn't talking about the Caliper guide pin bolts. Sorry for the confusion. For what it's worth, my manual says 35 foot pounds for those on my 2001 Dodge Caravan.

Looking at Tizzy1's diagram -- which shows different pins since my bottom ones are shorter and have a seal -- I'm talking about the adapter mounting bolts. I had to take them off to get the front rotors off. These bolts are hefty and I needed a cheater bar. I cranked them back on tight -- as MoparMan1991 suggested -- but can't find the specs for my peace of mind. I suspect I can find something based on the bolt size. I'll look into that.
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you could always just use a little drop of loc-tite and then re tighten.
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That was copied from the '01 factory service manual, here's the addaper torque.......

INSTALLATION - FRONT DISC BRAKE CALIPER ADAPTER
  1. Place adapter over brake rotor and align adapter mounting holes to knuckle. CAUTION: Adapter mounting bolts have a special Dacromet® coating applied to resist corrosion. If mounting bolts need to be replaced, use only Mopar® replacement parts.
  2. Install adapter mounting bolts and tighten to 169 N·m (125 ft. lbs.) torque.
  3. Install brake shoes, disc brake caliper and wheel and tire assembly. (Refer to 5 - BRAKES/HYDRAULIC/MECHANICAL/BRAKE PADS/SHOES - INSTALLATION)
  4. Lower vehicle.
  5. Pump the brake pedal several times to set the pads to the brake rotor.
  6. Check and adjust brake fluid level as necessary.
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That's great, Thanks Tizzy1. That matches pretty close with the torque specs I found for the bolt, a 10.9 14M.
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