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Dodge Disc Brake Pads

It is the Dodge disc brake pads that wear when the braking system on your car is used. These are not completely metal components; but rather asbestos, ceramic, carbon fiber amalgamations. When they make contact with the rotor, no acute damage will occur. There are two ways a Dodge owner will know it is time to change their disc brake pads: by looking in the master cylinder and seeing the rear reservoir is low, or the driver will hear a metal to metal grinding noise when the brakes are being applied. The replacement of the disc brake pads can be done by a Dodge owner with a few simple set of tools. The only parts that will need to be removed are the wheel and the disc brake caliper. Once the caliper is removed, the top on the master cylinder should be removed. With a large C clamp the piston in the caliper should be depressed back into the cylinder. This will raise the level of brake fluid in the rear chamber of the master cylinder. The movement of the piston in the caliper taking up more fluid is the reason this is an indication of wear on the pads. The Dodge disc brake pads should also be prepared for placement on the car. This is done by applying No-squeak to the back side of the disc brake pads. This will prevent the metal to metal contact between the pads and the caliper keeping them quiet during the braking process. Once the No-Squeak dries the disc brake pads can be put into place and the wheel remounted on your car. Your Dodge is then ready to stop correctly when the brakes are applied. Since the closed loop brake fluid system was not opened, the brakes do not need to be bled.