Are the front brakes of your Dodge Caliber getting weak and soft, and the brake wear light is on? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing the front brake pads of your Dodge Caliber.  This guide provides instructions on how to replace the front brake pads on the Dodge Caliber.

What you will need

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  • Dodge Caliber Front Brake Pads
  • Jack and Jack Stands
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • 14mm socket
  • Ratchet wrench
  • Brake grease
  • Torque wrench


  1. While the wheels are on the ground, loosen the lug nuts but do not remove them.
  2. Jack up your Dodge Caliber and secure it with jack stands.
  3. Remove your Dodge Caliber’s front wheel.
  4. Press the piston into the caliper using a flathead screwdriver.
  5. To remove a guide pin, use a 14mm socket.
  6. Fold out the brake caliper and remove the old brake pads and shims.
  7. Install the new brake pads. Apply a small amount of grease where the brake pads slide on the brake caliper. Do not apply brake grease to the brake pad surface or brake rotor.
  8. Install the brake caliper. Apply grease to the guide pins.
  9. Torque guide pins to 31 Nm or 23 ft-lb.
  10. Install the wheel and tighten the lug nuts. Remember to torque the lug nuts when the vehicle has been lowered.
  11. Start your Dodge Caliper and pump the brake pedal a few times before starting to drive.

We hope you find the Dodge Caliber Front Brake Pad Replacement DIY guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Dodge Caliber.

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