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Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Brakes, Van
#9 of 110 Seeking DIY instructions for 2005 Grand Caravan brake job
Nov 21, 2006 (11:54 am)
The Haynes manual for the 2005 Grand Caravan does not release until February 2007. Chilton doesn't have one either. The dealship suggests I order a shop manual for $50 (which would be nice but I need to finish the brake job before the manual would arrive).
Obviously brakes are not rocket science. However, caliper torque settings would be nice. Does anyone have a link to an online reference for changing brake shoes and discs for a 2005 Dodge Caravan? Or even just the torque settings and words of advice?
#10 of 110 Replace rear brake lines - 97 Grand Voyager
Dec 22, 2006 (12:20 pm)
The rear brake lines from the ABS to the back need to be replaced because they have rusted through. I discussed this with the two dealers. One says the brake line are special order. The other says the line is roll steel and must be fabricated. Estimates are $400 and $600 respectively.
At first it appears to be an easy job of unbolting the lines at the ABS unit to the back axle. But after a second look,the ABS support bracket is in the way.
What is involved in removing this bracket?
#11 of 110 2001 - 2006 rear drum removal
Jan 16, 2007 (6:07 am)
What is the proper way to remove rear drums on a 2001 caravan? What size bolts are used to remove the drum?
#12 of 110 Re: 2001 - 2006 rear drum removal [bobconstance]
Jan 16, 2007 (1:57 pm)
I believe the (2) bolt holes in the drum face will accomodate a M8x1" (metric fine)in use with a flat bar puller where a large centre bolt pushes the drum away from the centre hub. The centre of the drum may be seized so high heat and penetrating fluid may be required (drill holes through the drum around the centre hub if disposing)to break the grip.On the backside of the drum plate remove the oval rubber seal and access the star wheel with a slot screwdriver turning the adjuster down to pull in the brake shoes to create a clearance between the shoes and inside drum. The inside parking brake cable may be slightly in the way so use a flashlight to manipulate the adjuster.
When replacing make sure the drum is clean and spread high heat anti-corrosion compound to ease any future drum removal
#13 of 110 Re: 2001 - 2006 rear drum removal [pmary]
Jan 17, 2007 (3:58 am)
Yes the bolts are M8 X 1.25 threads and I would use at least 2" bolts. Thanks for your help. With these bolts you can get away without releasing the brake cable.
#14 of 110 Caravan 2001-6 Brake Drum Removal
Jan 17, 2007 (10:40 am)
The 2 threaded holes on the face of the drum can accomodate a puller being secured by 2 bolts. The depth of the holes or the thickness of the drum (face)is about 1/8"(4 threads)deep. Make sure the length of the bolts will at least exceed the thickness of the drum (face)and the thickness of the puller's arm itself. Attaching the bolts too short into the drum could easily stip the thread holes - rendering it un-pullable.
#15 of 110 ABS Pump replacement...
Feb 06, 2007 (10:45 am)
Hi All -
I have a 2000 Grand Caravan with a pesky ABS light that keeps coming on.. It is only after you drive the car a little and seems to reset itself after turning the car off... It has only 85,000 miles on it and to be honest I am not happy with it... I had it in to put in a new transmission (YES IT JUST DIED ON THE HIGHWAY 200 miles from home) In the dang thing and at that time they told me that it would need a new ABS pump.... At a cost of an other 1000 dollars... I have since been driving the Van with no reall braking issues other than no ABS... But would like to get it fixed as we will be holding on to it for a while longer...
First question is Being a motor head of sorts, Is it possible to do the work my self? If so are there any manuals out there to make it easier?
By looking at it it seems rather point blank easy bolt on... And then Bleed... Of couse it would need a change of break fluid...
Any body done this out there???
#16 of 110 2006 front disc brakes
Feb 24, 2007 (9:24 am)
My 2006 Chryler minivan had to have its disc brakes turned at 12500km. I thinkits way too early to have this done already. Symptoms were shaking/pulsating brakes.
Is there any recall on this or is there an issue chrysler knows about? Thanks
#17 of 110 Parking brake problems
Jun 08, 2007 (12:31 am)
My parking hand brake on my voyager will not hold. All cables are in good order and so are the brakes themselves. The brake lever will ride all the way up and cables do tension however I can nott find any way of adjusting them so they tension enough to hold the car. Help please!!!
#18 of 110 '92 Caravan, ABS, worth fixing??
Aug 03, 2007 (9:33 pm)