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  • garytorlando
    garytorlando - 2002 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 6/2/2011
    Where is the parking brake switch located?
    every once in a while the parking brake light comes on for a couple of days. I'm thinking that it may be a faulty switch. where is this switch located?
     
  • Yolanda
    Yolanda - 2005 Chrysler Pacifica - Brakes - 5/23/2011
    Why does my brake pedal get hard and skips, when ABS light goes off?
    This happens often but i noticed it when i go under 20 miles and turn slowly. when i push the brake pedal it gets hard and i can feel like its forcing to stop sounds and feels like scratching metal, after that the cars fine, brakes go in all the way, ABS light turns ...
     
    • Bobby
      9/21/2010 Bobby
      this could be related to a damaged speed sensor. You'll need a scanner that can read abs codes to see if there is a code present. I would have this checked out sooner than later and like i said hopefully it is just one of the speed sensors acting up.
      Bobby
      9/22/2010 Yolanda
      thanks for getting back to me, so yeah i asked alot of "machanics" and they never said anything about a speeds sensor, but thanks for your response. it helps
    • Dave
      5/23/2011 Dave
      It sounds like the ABS is kicking on. Yes, it is probably a wheel speed sensor located on the wheels. You should be able to replace the sensor without having to mess with the wheel bearings.
  • ivan
    ivan - 2006 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 5/18/2011
    Brake caliper scratching wheel drum
     
    • Spoon Sports
      5/18/2011 Spoon Sports
      Now i find this odd because calipers are used from disc and drums use shoes. If its the shoes you are talking about, there is a spur looking thing in the middle of the drum that you need to rotate (Clockwise or otherwise hehe i just thought of that now) to adjust the gap of the shoes

      Source: Just did the same job to my Civic last year. Mine was sticking.
  • San
    San - 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Brakes - 5/7/2011
    What is causing a high pitched intermenant squeek & hissing noise?
    brakes are new, Car has about 50,000 miles on it. Car makes a high pitched squeeking noise itermenantly. Also a loud hissing noise. If yu tap the brake pedal - tap tap tap - you get squeek squeek squeek. But it also squeeks while driving and not touching the brake ...
     
    • Catharine
      5/7/2011 Catharine
      It could be the rotors. They are either warpped or worn out. I have had my brakes changed but I need to put new rotors because they are worn out. When I had my brakes changed they did something but I can't remember what it is called to smooth out the rotors. My mechanic said they still had some use but I have that sqeeking problem too.
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    • Bill
      5/1/2011 Bill
      Sounds like. How does it feel. Does vehicle move?
  • Russ
    Russ - 1998 Chrysler Concorde - Brakes - 4/30/2011
    How do you reset the dummy light for the ABS system
    The ABS dummy light came on after a resent tire rotation the brakes work and feel fine how do Ii reset the dummy light
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/30/2011 HouseCallAuto
      The light will not reset until the cause is repaired. If the ABS light is on it is not because you rotated the tires. There are fault codes stored that relate to the cause. So, call it a dummy light all you want but it is on for a reason.
  • dominick
    dominick - 1992 Chrysler Imperial - Brakes - 4/30/2011
    When applying brakes. fluid is pushed up thru both master cylinder caps.Is my booster creating to much pressure?
    69,000 mile young. when someone pushes on the brakes you can see fluid coming out of master cylinder caps.
     
  • Rich
    Rich - 2003 Chrysler Concorde - Brakes - 4/20/2011
    Installing front brake pad abutment clips on lower guide rail with grooves worn in at pad contact ?
    I'm replacing the front rotors & pads on 2003 Chry. concorde LXi /c ABS. The lower pad guide rail has goove worn in where the old pads contacted it. The new Centric pads came with small abutment shims. with instructions to intall them on the bottom tang of the pad. ...
     
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  • tazz
    tazz - 1998 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 4/5/2011
    Slotted&drilled rotors what pad is the best ceramic,organic,or ?
     
  • philip
    philip - 2000 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 3/16/2011
    Can someone send me instruction on how to change the front brake rotors and pads to ;philipcsr@comporium.net...thanks
    this is for a 2000 Chrysler town and country Lxi 6 cyl 3.8L f/w with track control
     
    • J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR
      go to advance auto parts and pick up a haynes book there it will show you how and you will have the book for future reference book is $25.00................good luck
      J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR
      3/18/2011 philip
      thanks but i had someone down load theirs to me for free...............................
  • jenn_707cali
    jenn_707cali - 2004 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 3/15/2011
    When stopped and is idling for sometimes less then a min. my car starts to rattle bad, mainly in steering wheel, why?
    also when push the brakes i hear almost like a sho sho sho either like something is rubbing or i need new breaks. but the sound don't happen when turning the wheel so i am pretty sure not rubbing. could it be the breaks or something else? if so what?
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      The sho sho noise could be the brake booster has a vacuum leak. The engine is idling bad possibly due to a vacuum leak (which may be related to brake booster vacuum leak), faulty idle air control valve or throttle position sensor. Inspect the brake booster for vacuum leak and have the engine scanned for stored trouble codes. Post the codes here so we can translate them and give repair recommendations.
  • maguellie
    maguellie - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Brakes - 3/13/2011
    How do i find if 2 or 4 wheel anti lock brakes
     
    • CVO
      3/13/2011 CVO
      www.rockauto.com. Hope this help.
  • San
    San - 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Brakes - 3/2/2011
    What is causing a high pitched intermenant squeek & hissing noise?
    brakes are new, Car has about 50,000 miles on it. Car makes a high pitched squeeking noise itermenantly. Also a loud hissing noise. If yu tap the brake pedal - tap tap tap - you get squeek squeek squeek. But it also squeeks while driving and not touching the brake ...
     
    • Bobby
      8/9/2010 Bobby
      if the hissing stops wen opressing the brake then it is in the brake system. try to isolate the hissing. Does it hiss when the car is idling or only when it is moving?

      As for the squeak? when you tap the brake is it the same squeak you are hearing while the car is moving or do they appear to be different squeaks? This can be caused by brake pad vibration if the mechanic did a poor job ion the install, also depending on the type of brake pads the material if they are metallic pads can cause squeaking.
    • San
      8/9/2010 San
      same squeek, and hisses when idling.
    • Bobby
      8/9/2010 Bobby
      the hiss then could be a vacuum leak. try opening the hood and listening for it, then have a friend press the brake real hard and try and isolate where the noise is coming from by listening to it go iin and out.

      Since it is the same squeak I would say the problem is the brake job that was done. Brakes are not supposed to squeak. Reasons for the squeaking could be the: cheap brake pads installed that have poor linnings/material, rotors were not machined properly, or not at all, sloppy pad installation, mechanic didn't clean everything properly, and most likely didn't use any type of stop squeak when installign the pads.
    • San
      8/10/2010 San
      It squeeks when I'm driving and not touching the brakes. In fact it stops when I touch the brakes and squeeks again when I take my foot off the pedal. How can this be the brakes?
    • Blazer
      3/2/2011 Blazer
      Check for a brake pad sensor.
      Depends on the location of the squeeking noise.
      Is this noise in front or back area of the vehicle?
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/2/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Any hissing noise that is loud enough to hear that is thought to be a vacuum leak would have to be a fairly large vacuum leak. That being said, that would mean that there would be a lean code stored in the PCM memory, like P0171. So, check for fault codes with a code reader (buy a $50 code reader) It does sound like you have a wear sensor rubbing a rotor causing the squeaking.
  • supermanrvs
    supermanrvs - 1993 Chrysler New Yorker - Brakes - 3/1/2011
    What is wrong when there is heat and a strange odor around the rear tire on the driver's side?
    I noticed tonight after driving about 30 miles that there was heat coming from the area, the tire and hub cap were even hot but none of the others were, there was also a strange odor similar to burning rubber. What would cause that?
     
    • Blazer
      3/1/2011 Blazer
      First off check your rear brake system & any possible cause at same.
  • chairlady1190
    chairlady1190 - 2001 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 2/28/2011
    Engine light is on - where is the closest shop to 2351 Eisenhower Ave Alex. Va and best shop