Dodge Journey: Description

Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on this vehicle. Each disc brake assembly consists of the following major components:

  • Caliper
  • Caliper adapter bracket
  • Pads (Shoe and lining assemblies)
  • Rotor


Each front disc brake features a single 2.6 in. (66 mm) piston floating caliper acting on a 11.9 x 1.1 in. (302 x 28 mm) vented rotor. The brake caliper is a low-drag type. The vented rotor utilizes an inverted hat construction (vent openings are on the outboard side of the rotor versus inboard side) to improve cooling and minimize high-temperature deformation for long-term smooth operation. The front brake caliper piston and seals are serviceable.


Each rear disc brake features a single 1.7 in. (43 mm) piston floating caliper acting on a 12.0 x.47 in. (305 x 12 mm) solid rotor. The brake caliper used features an Integral Parking Brake (IPB) mechanism which combines a mechanical parking brake function with a conventional rear caliper. Refer to Parking Brake for additional information on this feature. The rear brake caliper with integrated parking brake is not serviceable.

All brake calipers are coated in zinc nickel and dipped after machining with clear coat for excellent corrosion protection and a neat appearance. They use adapter bracket mounted guide pins for caliper slide functions.

All rotors are made from high-carbon, damped iron for quiet operation. They are fully coated with zinc dust water-soluble, environmental friendly corrosion preventive. Both the friction surfaces and the vents are coated.

During initial brake applications, the brake pads scrub the coating off the friction surfaces, ensuring that the remainder will be rust free. Coating the vents also maintains their heat capacity over time.

Front disc brakes are equipped with an audible wear indicator on the left side inboard brake pad only. The right side pads do not include an audible wear indicator.

Rear disc brakes are equipped with audible wear indicators on both left side and right side inboard brake pads.

When the brake pads are replaced, only brake pads meeting the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) formulation (such as Mopar replacement parts) should be used.

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