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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chrysler 300M - Brakes - 7/7/2014
    Long peddle travel after booster replacement
    Brakes worked fine on the wife's car until the brake booster failed. Had the booster replaced. I drove it a day or two later and noticed a soft/spongy peddle/ a lot of peddle travel. Mechanic said that master cylinder was bad. Had the master replaced and the brake ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chrysler 300M - Brakes - 7/7/2014
    Long peddle travel after booster replacement
    Brakes worked fine on the wife's car until the brake booster failed. Had the booster replaced. I drove it a day or two later and noticed a soft/spongy peddle/ a lot of peddle travel. Mechanic said that master cylinder was bad. Had the master replaced and the brake ...
     
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  • scott
    scott - 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue - Brakes - 6/29/2014
    Brake pedal very hard to push
    Replaced master cylinder & calipers & rubber hoses! Pedal went from being very spongy not being able to hold the car stopped- replaced master cylinder- then front brakes started grabbing & dragging so I replaced calipers & hoses! Bled brakes all the way around! Now ...
     
    • carhauler
      6/29/2014 carhauler
      The brake booster helps when braking so the pedal isn't so hard to push and does a better job stopping . It is run off vaccum from the motor . Check for vaccum leaks . Or maybe a bad booster .
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chrysler 300M - Brakes - 6/18/2014
    Several brake related issues
    I have a slight shudder when I apply the brakes on the ride to work (60 miles expressway). On the ride home, after about 20 miles, the shudder turns severe. Then I feel a vibration for about 5-10 miles without applying the brakes and a simple touch of the brake ...
     
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  • Billy
    Billy - 2004 Chrysler Pacifica - Brakes - 6/17/2014
    Brakes boggy after replacing brake pads
    replaced brake pads on front and rear... never broke into brake lines, just opened brake fluid reservoir so could push pistons back into place. didnt pull off rotors, in good shape. now brakes are kinda boggy... is there air in lines? I'll havta take to a shop to ...
     
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  • scott
    scott - 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue - Brakes - 6/12/2014
    Replaced master cylinder - calipers & bleed brakes front and rear! Now every once in a while the front brakes will drag!
    Front brakes will drag & smoke! Bleed brakes so system has new fluid front & rear! Pedal is a little lite (soft)
     
    • olds40316mm
      6/12/2014 olds40316mm
      try replacing the break hose chrysler products are notorius for this
  • scott
    scott - 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue - Brakes - 6/3/2014
    Replaced master cylinder & both front calipers & brakes! Pedal still feels spongy
    I adjusted the rear brakes also the adjusters are fine move freely! Fluid in master cylinder doesn't go down! I bleed the front brakes and replaced the fluid! The brake pedal seems fine while car is off but once you start it the pedal seems to go away
     
    • Chevy doctor
      6/3/2014 Chevy doctor
      There is still air in the system.Bleed in sequence. Better to use a pressure or vacuum bleeder equipment.
      Chevy doctor
      6/3/2014 scott
      What would be the proper sequence? I don't have a vaccum bleeder
  • athena
    athena - 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue - Brakes - 6/3/2014
    What is causing my brake pedal to have barely any pressure?
    I just changed my master cylinder, my front brakes and calipers, we bled the brakes, and there is no leaking
     
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  • scott
    scott - 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue - Brakes - 5/31/2014
    You think one of the calipers or wheel cylinders is failing?
    ?
     
    • Jimm
      5/31/2014 Jimm
      Need more information - what condition or issue is causing you to ask this question?
      Jimm
      5/31/2014 scott
      When stopped at a light holding the brakes for a few min. Pedal will go the floor! Have to pump brakes to get pedal back
    • Jimm
      5/31/2014 Jimm
      First question - what is the brake master cylinder fluid level? Does the fluid level go down without evidence for any external leakage? If yes, the fluid is likely escaping internally past the master cylinder piston and plunger (worn / faulty brake master cylinder).

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities. In fact, they (RockAuto) list the master cylinder from around $11.50 (remanufactured) for your vehicle.

      The master cylinder is easily and inexpensively replaced - check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps to replace and bench bleed the brake master cylinder.



  • scott
    scott - 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue - Brakes - 5/31/2014
    Brakes loose vaccum! Some times when stopping need to pump the brakes to keep pedal firm! What should I check first?
    Don't see any brake fluid leaking!
     
    • Jimm
      5/31/2014 Jimm
      First question - what is the brake master cylinder fluid level? Does the fluid level go down without evidence for any external leakage? If yes, the fluid is likely escaping internally past the master cylinder piston and plunger (worn / faulty brake master cylinder).

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities. In fact, they (RockAuto) list the master cylinder from around $11.50 (remanufactured) for your vehicle.

      The master cylinder is easily and inexpensively replaced - check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps to replace and bench bleed the brake master cylinder.
  • scott
    scott - 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue - Brakes - 5/31/2014
    Don't see any leaks in the lines or calipers or wheel cylinders!
    When holding the brakes at a light for to long the pedal will go to floor and car rolls until you pump the brakes! Thinking master cylinder?
     
    • Chevy doctor
      5/30/2014 Chevy doctor
      Sounds like one failing to me.
    • Jimm
      5/31/2014 Jimm
      First question - what is the brake master cylinder fluid level? Does the fluid level go down without evidence for any external leakage? If yes, the fluid is likely escaping internally past the master cylinder piston and plunger (worn / faulty brake master cylinder).

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities. In fact, they (RockAuto) list the master cylinder from around $11.50 (remanufactured) for your vehicle.

      The master cylinder is easily and inexpensively replaced - check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps to replace and bench bleed the brake master cylinder.
  • scott
    scott - 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue - Brakes - 5/29/2014
    Must be nobody knows
    Why the brakes lose vaccum when you stop gotta pump the brakes to keep pedal firm otherwise it goes to the floor
     
    • bear.1216
      5/29/2014 bear.1216
      That does not sound like a vacuum problem. More likely you are losing pressure in the hydraulic system. First you should check all of the brake lines and hoses for leaks. Also check the calipers and wheel cylinders. Look for signs of fluid leaking. The other possibility is that the master cylinder could be leaking internally. If the brake booster was losing vacuum pressure the brake pedal would get extremely hard. From what you described. That is not the case. what you describe is a spongy pedal. Check for leaking brake fluid. If there are no leaks. Remove the master cylinder and check for a leaking master cylinder. Check to make sure the master did not leak fluid into the brake booster. Replace the master and the booster if contaminated.
      bear.1216
      5/29/2014 bear.1216
      This could also be caused by improperly adjusted rear drum brakes.
      bear.1216
      5/29/2014 scott
      Thank you for your help I will check for leaks in the lines
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Chrysler Concorde - Brakes - 5/25/2014
    2 brake lines from master cylinder & 1 from left front wheel. Where does each line go?
    All go to A block behind left front fender but what hole in block does each line go to?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 5/25/2014
    What do I need to replace master cylinder on 2007 Chrysler
    What tool do I need to replace master cylinder on 2007 Chrysler
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      5/25/2014 HouseCallAuto
      No special tool that I know of. It is rare for master cylinders to go bad on a 2007 vehicle. Make sure this is really the cause before replacing it. They rarely fail anymore.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 5/24/2014
    Hat do I need to replace master cylinder on 2007 Chrysler
    Front brake pad rotor and master cylinder
     
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