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Old 05-20-2019, 01:15 PM   #81
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Default Re: Replacement of front brake pads and rotor

I just took it to the Dodge dealership, been more than a couple of years now, but it seemed like a good deal compared to taking it to Mercedes. It was a major job and likely the last trip to the dealer, but I think it was around $400.

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Old 05-20-2019, 05:16 PM   #82
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here's a dumb question, after installing new rotors and new pads - all thicker, how does the brake system maintain the necessary gap/spacing so that the breaks are rubbing all the time? and does the rear emergency hand brake need any adjustment after replacing rear rotors/pads?
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here's a dumb question, after installing new rotors and new pads - all thicker, how does the brake system maintain the necessary gap/spacing so that the breaks are rubbing all the time? and does the rear emergency hand brake need any adjustment after replacing rear rotors/pads?
Disc brakes are self adjusting. The caliper assembly floats and moves as the pads wear down. The hydraulic pressure pushes the pistons/pads against the rotors. When the pressure is released the pistons/pads move back slightly. They don't need to move much. I believe that the pads retreat from a combination of being bumped by the rotor and possibly some action by the seals.

The parking brake shoes are conventional. The adjuster was probably backed off to remove the rotor/drum assembly. So yes, the parking brakes do need to be properly adjusted after new a brake job which included rotor removal or replacement.

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Would someone kindly post the chart showing the difference between the three different types of brake assemblies the sprinter utilized?


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Would someone kindly post the chart showing the difference between the three different types of brake assemblies the sprinter utilized?


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https://europarts-sd.com/custompages/BrakeChart.pdf

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That is exactly it, thank you very much


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Default Re: Replacement of front brake pads and rotor

Opinions on changing brake fluid, please? Every time I look at recommendations it says every 2 years. Well, my vehicles don't move for two years at a stretch, at least not much. Finally using the Non-op feature from the DMV.

Does that mean the fluid is rusting my lines? I have a couple of electric motorcycles from 2007 that have never been in for service because they just don't need it. Should I have been taking them in for brake fluid swaps? Before the brake job I listed above I never thought about the Sprinter, just got regular oil changes.

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Opinions on changing brake fluid, please? Every time I look at recommendations it says every 2 years. Well, my vehicles don't move for two years at a stretch, at least not much. Finally using the Non-op feature from the DMV.

Does that mean the fluid is rusting my lines? I have a couple of electric motorcycles from 2007 that have never been in for service because they just don't need it. Should I have been taking them in for brake fluid swaps? Before the brake job I listed above I never thought about the Sprinter, just got regular oil changes.

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The problem with not renewing is more related to corrosion within the CAB aka ABS module than it is rusting. There are some close tolerance parts inside there. If your brake lines are rusting internally you have big problems.

A typical motorcycle has a less complex braking system. It also may use DOT 3 fluid. DOT 3 fluid is more forgiving than is DOT 4. DOT 4 has better wet boiling ratings vs DOT3, but there is some trade off for serviceability.

Some may not agree, but you seem like a perfect candidate for monitoring your fluid condition.

PTE Tester Calibrated for for DOT 4 Brake fluids
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when replacing rotors and pads, is it necessary to bleed the brake system?
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when replacing rotors and pads, is it necessary to bleed the brake system?
No, bleeding only necessary if system is contaminated with air and or moisture.
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