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    Front Rotors 2005 Town & Country

    First time user. First time doing brakes on my 2005 town & country. Front disc and rear drums.

    I have secured the caliper (so it doesn't hang), and removed the old brake pads. How do I remove the front rotors. I see 2 hex bolts that hold the bracket. I assume these need to be removed.

    Does anyone have the size? Do I use a socket or wrench? How difficult is it to break these bolts free? ....would appreciate some advice. Thanks.

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    It is a metric bolt but I don't remember the size. I use a short breaker bar or wrench and I hit it with a small slege hammer to get it started. Not all that hard to remove the bradket.
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    It has been abit since I have done that but I think it is a 17mm or 19mm socket/wrench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSMLVR View Post
    It has been abit since I have done that but I think it is a 17mm or 19mm socket/wrench.
    Looks like I'll need some kind of heavy duty hammer.....I tried a 19mm socket (largest I have) but it was too small....must be a 21mm...???

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    IIRC it was 1". At least I know it's that on my 94, and I am pretty sure it was the same on my 05 GC that I had.

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    Torque spec is 125 ft. lbs for those bolts. It's 13/16" on mine. Measure across the head (flat to flat) with a pair of vice grips or calipers and see what you get for a measurement.

    Removing the whole bracket gives you the opportunity to clean up the guides well.
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    I don't know if it is helpful to anyone else, but, if I can get to them I try to loosen them before I jack it up, since it always seems easier for me to really put a torque on it on the ground. Don't know if your model is like that, but something for the next guy maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T&C one View Post
    Looks like I'll need some kind of heavy duty hammer.....I tried a 19mm socket (largest I have) but it was too small....must be a 21mm...???
    I'm pretty sure on my 04 they are 21mm. I have an impact wrench, which makes it easy to get the bolts off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Consultant View Post
    I'm pretty sure on my 04 they are 21mm. I have an impact wrench, which makes it easy to get the bolts off.
    I have an 04 too. What I used in my socket set was the spark plug socket. It was the largest thing i had and fit perfectly on the caliper retaining bolts.
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