In this video I knock out some front pads and rotors on a 2016 Ram Promaster City. Pretty simple job. It does use an electronic wear indicator on the front pads but other than that pretty standard. -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Ram promaster city: front brake job”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Choiniere says:

    Hello, do you happen to know the part numbers for the clips you undid at @ the 40s mark? Thx

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JORGE FIGUEROA says:

    Question? on these Promaster City is there any chance the engine can turn off when you slam the brakes and it would stop the engines from working??

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul joey says:

    Weird I saw this vid 2 yrs apart on easter.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul joey says:

    Great job

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars UGONNAGETBEAT says:

    Finally I video where taking out old disk doesn't get skipped.. thanks a billion

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Curtis Poehlein says:

    So Mitchell on demand says 77ftlbs for torque on the brake caliper bolts….. it can not be right. That is the same as the brake caliper bracket bolts.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Medinger says:

    i remember rose

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WaFfLeFuR says:

    rebadged Fiat Doblo

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Share Cleaning says:

    I thought it was hilarious when he said big nasty lmao!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Graeme Diesel says:

    I remember Rose, and I’m the same age as you. When I was a kid it was on tv when I got home from school. We only had 2 channels back then.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SmartEman says:

    I just want to know what kind of drill that is being used to take out the screws in the back. I need some effortless tool like that

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Static CamperVan says:

    Thanks! Nice to be able to see what I will be getting into 👍🏼

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The detail guy Car and boat detailing says:

    So i have a friend that does not put grease on the caliper like you just did. He claims it creates noise or glaze up the rotor. Something like that. Great videos by the way 💪🏾🙌🏽👌🏾

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Juke 33 says:

    Here in italy those thinks are all over our roads as Fiat doblo',most of then whit diesel engine. Opel used to make a similar of that called combo

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave M says:

    It's my 2,000,000 brake job I've watch. : )

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nicolas Valentine says:

    Thank you so much for your video. It really helped out a lot! Very professional. I will subscribe

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Kucic says:

    I’m going to add my opinion.
    You should take those caliper bracket bolts and throw them away. Use regular headed bolts if possible. But Chrysler probably made the bolt land so small that it would not work. I’ve never done a brake job on anything that new. So I would not know.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Knobbies Shreaded says:

    Another great Brake Job.
    Considering a ProMaster for camping.
    Watched the vid to get a better idea of maintenance on the beast.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fomoco300k says:

    How many brake jobs will we watch? ALL of ‘em!! It’s more than entertainment or information; it’s stress relief! I dare say three or four a day would keep me in trouble with the lil Mrs. for not gettin’ enough of my own projects done, tho’.
    Thanks, Eric, for sharing ‘em.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Parker says:

    what, no brake cleaner?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Just Openers says:

    You funny! Man dig it. Recently bought used ram pro master city 2016. Thank you your video helped me get started. Have you changed the radiator fan in this make and model?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sylvia.85 🇵🇷 says:

    What's the axle nut size?

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars New York Traveler says:

    Hello from Connecticut

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars grtwhtshk says:

    Thank you for calling out what special tools i needed for this job just finished this on a 2019 promaster

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars E Kop says:

    PIECE OF SHIT DODGE
    LIKE FORD TOO

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 12vLife says:

    the pattern is 5x98mm can these use 5x100mm?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wny says:

    It was very nice of you to video this You did great. Can those torx screws be changed with traditional bolts?

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kiowa says:

    Me likie

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars papa bits says:

    I have done hundreds of brake jobs and I can always learn something new

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Giant Travels by Van says:

    Any idea about a supposed "Oil Cooler Failure"?

    My RAM Promaster City overheated, and the dealer is claiming it won't fall under the Powertrain Warranty because it was the "cooler" not the oil pump, which isn't in the list of powertrain parts that are covered.

    I suspect they're trying to screw me and duck the warranty, because I spoke to another dealership's parts guy and he said he's never heard of an Oil Cooler failure in a Promaster City and confirmed that it's a passive part that oil just passes through. But I don't know how a passive part like that fails other than cracking and allowing oil out, but I had NO oil loss, and checking the stick, it was still topped off fairly after it overheated, blowing oil into the coolant.

    To me, sounds like the oil pump failed, which is under the powertrain warranty, and they're just trying to duck paying for it by saying it was the oil cooler that failed….

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pascal Högström says:

    I want more brake jobs.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars S reeves says:

    You keep recording brake jobs and I'll keep hanging out in the shop with you. I wrench in the south, so watching you work in the rust belt is cool.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Knowles says:

    i do remember rose off the gold grils

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil Leo says:

    That entire assembly looks awfully fragile. One NYC pothole would probably tear that asunder.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roger Smith says:

    I've watched a few brake jobs now. Was that a sheep or a goat sound. Every action should have a animal sound and it will cut your explanation time in half or something.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon A says:

    Thats hilarious big nasty featurette dont stop but brake cleaner is missing in some videos goat oil FF special circumstances

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Supersonic Hamster USA America says:

    Those brakes install exactly like BMW brakes do. Right down to the caliper clip, Allen key pins, etc etc. I guess its using European hardware.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DanishGhostRider says:

    In Europe that is a Fiat Dobló or Opel Combo

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Atetus94 says:

    I believe that Your "cleaning" tool is too aggresive. You should use the Scotch Bird disc – it eats the rust buf not base metal

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars omar k says:

    i just did this for my dads promastercity, its a 2017 model. quick question when you drove it when it was at idle was the car shaking? or was it smooth at idle?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron A. Bolton says:

    Something cathartic in brake jobs, can watch them all day.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Knox says:

    plug in your brake pads. i learn somthin new every time!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Johnson says:

    I’m waiting for a brake job video on a 2000 town car and a early 90’s Dodge Dakota. Or any videos on those vehicles

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LS430.3uz says:

    Here fo the knowledge, I do this everyday. Like seeing different way of doing this jobs.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PlasmaJab says:

    I love big nasty's theme song.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Gray says:

    When I switch my winter wheels with the summer wheels and my euro trash nuts are like these, how do I clean the white corrosion off the wheel studs? The owner manual says to not lube my nuts as they can come loose under operation. Any tips and jokes are appreciated!

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marc Cormier says:

    More brake jobs the better lol

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars An argylewanderer says:

    Have you ever considered using Disc Quiet between the pads and caliper? We don't have the cor