Your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500’s rear brakes are a very important part of your vehicle. If you are having problems with your brakes, it is important to know how to fix them. Here are some tips on how to fix your brakes. You can also read our articles on how to change brake pads and install rear disc brakes.
2001 Dodge Ram – Repairing parking brake cable
If you’re experiencing a howling noise when you step on the brakes, you may need to repair your parking brake cable. You may find that the cable has become too loose and needs to be adjusted to get the right tension. If this doesn’t work, you may need to replace the parking brake cable. You can find replacement parking brake cables at O’Reilly Auto Parts.
Installing rear disc brakes
One of the most important safety systems on a vehicle is its brake system. If your brakes aren’t performing as they should, you’re not only risking the safety of yourself, but the safety of others on the road. Luckily, this repair is relatively inexpensive and easy to do yourself with basic tools and mechanical knowledge.
First, loosen the lug nuts on the wheel. Then, use a jack stand to support the weight of the vehicle. Now, you can reach the brake assembly. Next, remove the two slider bolts that hold the brake caliper in place. These bolts are indicated by arrows on the picture. The lower one is longer than the other and is easy to remove.
If you’ve never replaced the brakes on a car before, you’ll be surprised how easy it can be. New brake pads will usually come with retaining clips that make it easy to slide them back and forth. They also usually come with a small packet of graphite-based grease to help prevent the pads from sliding around.
Installing rear disc brakes on a 2000-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 is not difficult and does not require a professional mechanic. However, you should know that the rotor is attached to the brake caliper by 2 hex bolts. Once you remove them, you can remove the caliper from the rotor and the brake caliper from the wheel studs.