Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Vans & CUVs > Dodge Ram Van
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Dodge Ram Van The full size Dodge Ram Van that showed that we can go and do as we please. Discuss the Dodge Ram Van here today.

Now I have really done it,...I think

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-06-2012, 06:56 PM
radstorm radstorm is offline
Amateur
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 44
Question Now I have really done it,...I think

Greetings all. I have a 1988 dodge ram van // b250. Today I was replacing wheel cylinder rear drivers side due to it leaking, and replacing brake shoes also. Well one of the bolts holding the wheel cylinder wouldn't let go so I beat it with a sledge until it let go. Anyways, in the process of my frantic moment..I hit and bent the anchor pin. The pin above the wheel cylinder the brake shoe springs hook to. So I tried to gently bend it back.. but unfortunately it just broke off. Can this be drilled out and replaced with a new pin, or am I totally +++++ < ?
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Dodge Forums!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-07-2012, 01:57 AM
alloro alloro is offline
Champion
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,712
Default

That pin is responsible for holding the brake shoes in place and it takes a significant load when braking. Mounting it correctly is nothing to fool around with. To be completely safe, you have to replace the entire backing plate.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-07-2012, 07:36 AM
radstorm radstorm is offline
Amateur
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 44
Default

Thanks for the reply alloro. Yes I was guessing that would be the case, just replace the whole thing. Fist off I will have to find one, guess it's salvage yard time. The other thing is how do I replace it..there is no how to in my manual on the subject, nor have I found any instructions online..tons of stuff on just brake jobs, but none covering that repair.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-07-2012, 11:19 AM
alloro alloro is offline
Champion
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,712
Default

You're going to have to drain the differential, pull the cover, and remove the axle for that side. You'll have to remove the brake line and the e-brake cable, but after that the backing plate just unbolts from the axle housing. Considering you're that much into the rear end, I suggest pulling the other axle too and replacing the axle seal on each side. If you don't and they start leaking in a while, you'll be kicking yourself for not replacing them now.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-08-2012, 12:03 AM
ComicDom1 ComicDom1 is offline
Professional
1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 146
Send a message via AIM to ComicDom1
Default

Also while you got it that far apart, make sure you inspect the axle bearings as well.

When you refill the rear end do not forget to put in the additive if your's requires it.

Jason
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 12:03 AM
 
 
 
Reply




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join DodgeForum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:53 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails