How to Replace a Caliper in a Chrysler Town & Country

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A Chrysler Town & Country is a luxury car, but its brake quality is priceless. Replacing arts like the brake calipers is best left in the hands of an expert. Consult with your mechanic before attempting to replace a caliper on a Chrysler or any other vehicle.

Things You'll Need

  • Allen wrench
  • Tire iron
  • Jack
  • Caliper for Chrysler T&C
  • Replacement washers

Removing the Old

  • Cut off the car's power supply by disconnecting the cable from the negative battery terminal. This is recommended before any type of maintenance.

  • Raise and safely support the vehicle on the side you'll work on. Remove the wheel in front of the brake assembly you're targeting.

  • Disconnect the brake hose from the caliper by removing the attaching banjo bolt. Discard the seal washers. Plug the brake hose with a piece of rubber to prevent fluid leakage and contamination.

  • Remove the guide pin bolts securing the caliper to the steering knuckle. Slowly slide the caliper away from the knuckle. Slide the caliper's opposite end out from under the machined abutment on the knuckle.

Installing the New

  • Lubricate the abutment surfaces on the steering knuckle. Use silicone grease or any multipurpose lubricant.

  • Position the new caliper over the brake pads and disc rotor. Be sure not to damage the caliper seals or guide pin bushings with the steering knuckle bosses.

  • Install the caliper guide pin bolts, making sure you don't cross thread them. Torque the front caliper bolts to 195 inch pounds and the rear caliper bolts to 192 inch pounds.

  • Attach the brake hose to the caliper with new washers. Tighten the banjo bolt to 35 foot pounds.

  • Bleed the brake system. Open the bleeder valve, attach a transparent hose to it and have another person hold down on the pedal to remove air from the system.

  • Reconnect the wheel and tire. Torque the lug nuts to 100 foot pounds. Torque all the nuts in a star pattern sequence to half specifications, and then repeat to the full 100.

  • Pump the brake pedal multiple times to make sure the brake pedal is firm. Then test the vehicle and brakes on the road.

Tips & Warnings

  • Never clean brake parts without spraying a mist of water on them and using a damp rag. Discard the rag in an airtight container. Dust and dirt on brake parts may contain asbestos.

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