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Old 03-16-2013, 02:12 PM
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Completed my annual brake service this morning. Did the front only for now. Removed calliper, lubricated the pins, checked the pads and re-painted them. Pics are the proof.





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is there a special paint for calipers and where would i buy it.
p.s.your calipers look good
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is there a special paint for calipers and where would i buy it.
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Thanks, I replied in your other thread. The paint I used comes as a kit from UAP Napa. Its the only place I could find caliper paint that can be brushed on. As you can see I removed my calipers to paint them properly. Only thing is that I should of sanded them down a bit better on the one side. Oh well I end up touching them up every spring anyway so next time will be better.
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Im use to servicing my calipers on my vehicles. Is there anything different on Ram's than the Honda/Acura cars and trucks I have normally done?
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Im use to servicing my calipers on my vehicles. Is there anything different on Ram's than the Honda/Acura cars and trucks I have normally done?
No they are pretty old school concerning the mounting hardware. The sliders are the one thing that tends to seize up if you neglect them. This will cause uneven pad wear and sometimes a significant pull to the left or right while braking.
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Thanks for the information. So far through my research it looks like the stuff I do myself like brake servicing, pads,tire changeover should be straight forward.
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Yes sir, pretty straight forward. I tend to do as much as I can on my own as well and just keep the receipts and take pictures. The only things that really concern me somewhat are the electronics, sensors and on board computer modules. They are pretty hard to service on your own and are expensive to replace. So far I've had no issues with them, my truck has performed flawlessly. I have done all my own oil changes, replaced the fluid in the front and rear diffs, performed standard brake service, installed billstien levelling struts and rear shocks, and performed tire rotation semi-annually.
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I dont do most of the work you described. I was considering doing the oil changes myself when the dealer told me how much to do a synthetic oil change. I think like over $130. Costco however has it around $65 so for me it beats getting under vehicle and draining 7 litres of oil and putting on a oil filter. My other concerns on electronics etc. is something that concerns me as I ordered a fully optioned Laramie with a ton of electronics. I'm coming from a extremely reliable Ridgeline (had two of them).
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