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What a beautiful day for brakes November 21, 2006 5:25 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Transportation, Travel
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Ok. Today was cold but otherwise it was sunny and no rain. A good day to change the brakes on the van. However, I cannot for the life of me find instructions or torque specifications for a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan! The Haynes manual doesn’t come out until February 2007. This has almost frustrated me into letting the shop do the job for the estimated $260 which they said will last 6 months then need to be done again. I can do the job for between $75 and $150.

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1. jeni - November 21, 2006

Just wondering, but why would you have to do the brakes again in 6 months?

2. LissaKay - November 21, 2006

Can’t the info be had somewhere on the intertubes? Or with teh Googles?

3. djuggler - November 21, 2006

Apparently 70-90% of the braking on these vans is done on the front wheels so they eat brake shoes and warp rotors. Shoes, rotors and labor at the shop = $260.

As for the intertubes, I’ve been looking but either it isn’t really out there or my searching skills have degraded. I haven’t given up.