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Dodge Stratus Change Front Brake Pads

This guide provides instructions on how to replace front brake pads on Chrysler Stratus.

 Dodge Stratus  Change Front Brake Pads
ESTIMATED TIME 1 hr
DIY COST $25-$40
DIFFICULTY Easy

What you will need

Procedure

  1. With the wheels on the ground, loosen the lug nuts but don't remove them.
  2. Jack up your Dodge Stratus and secure it with jack stands.
  3. Remove the front wheel from your Dodge Stratus.
  4. Use a flathead screwdriver to press the caliper piston into the caliper.
  5. Use a 14mm socket to remove one of the guide pins.
  6. Fold-out the brake caliper and remove 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.
  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. Rember to tighten the lug nuts when the vehicle has been lowered.
  11. Start your Dodge Stratus and pump the brake pedal a few times before starting to drive.

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Notes

Tips & Warnings 


  • Brake dust can cause health issues. Wear a mask and gloves when working on the brake system
  • Do not press the brake pedal while the brake caliper is removed. This can cause injuries or can cause the brake pistons to extend out. 
  • Do not hang the brake caliper. Instead, use a wire to hang the brake caliper so that the brake hose does not stretch. 
  • If brake fluid falls on the paint or other parts, wipe it off with a clean cloth or wash it off with water when possible. 

Before you drive 


  • Pump the brakes a few times and test the brakes before getting the car back on the road. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Should I bleed brakes before or after changing pads?

  • No. Bleeding the brakes is not necessary when changing the pads. If you have to replace the brake caliper, you will need to bleed the air. 

Should You Replace Brake Rotors And Pads Together?

  • It is recommended to replace brake pads and rotors at the same. Not required to replace the rotor unless the rotor has damage or has created an edge( lip) on the outside diameter indicating that it is worn out. 

Safety Tips

Auto Repair Safety Notes

 

Dodge Stratus Change Front Brake Pads This guide provides instructions on how to replace front brake pads on Chrysler Stratus.