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  • jack sun
    jack sun - 2009 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 8/30/2012
    2009 town and country brakes
    changed both front brake pads. changed both rear rotors and pads. did not open any lines. when i went to test brakes they are spongy opened hood and found brake fluid seemingly everywhere below the master cylinder reservoir. the master cylinder reservoir was ...
    • Jimm
      8/28/2012 Jimm
      You may have forced fluid into the power booster unit. Though the master cylinder is typically sealed - the extra hydraulic pressure may have forced some fluid back into the brake booster diaphragm unit.
      Try this step first - disconnect and plug the vacuum line (hose) to the power brake booster. Then, test the brake pedal for 'feel'. Is there a change? Post a reply as 'add answer' with your results.
      8/29/2012 jack sun
      tks for the response, i took the car down to the autolab to have them bleed the brakes.
      30 dollars. decided that i would learn more by letting them bleed the brakes.. as they let me
      hang around the car while they work.....
      a small amount of air present.... the brakes work fine now.. i could have bled the brakes myself,
      still, i felt that having them do it i would know what if anything needed to be done next.
      thank you again for your response.
      5/11/2014 AutoMD Member
      I have a similar problem. Can u tell me what kind of pedal feel would indicate a problem with the power booster and what kind wouldn't. After disconnecting and reconnecting the vacuum line.
      5/11/2014 AutoMD Member
      I have a similar problem. Can u tell me what kind of pedal feel would indicate a problem with the power booster and what kind wouldn't. After disconnecting and reconnecting the vacuum line.
    • Jimm
      8/30/2012 Jimm
      Check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps to bleed the brake system - along with many videos for all types of repair and diagnosis work.
  • duckman
    duckman - 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Brakes - 8/21/2012
    Both the right and left brakes lights do not work.
    The middle one does. Ive replaced bulbs and checked fuses..all good. Any idea what now? The right rear was in a minor fender bender but electrical looks good. Any ideas what to check now?
    • Walter Mckinney
      8/21/2012 Walter Mckinney
      There is a recall on exterior lights , if this is not covered , please post if you find answer
  • letty
    letty - 2002 Chrysler 300M - Brakes - 8/21/2012
    Why my brake pulsate?
    It happen when hit the brake
    0 answer
  • msmith9010
    msmith9010 - 1992 Chrysler New Yorker - Brakes - 8/19/2012
    Keep havivg problems with keeping it filled with brake fluid now i have no brakes
    i have a brake line leak in the rear of the car i fill the master cylinder with brake fluid and it leaks out casing air in the brake lines now i have no brakes
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/18/2010 HouseCallAuto
      You have to replace the rotted section of brake line with double flares and unions and bleed the brakes. Sometimes the area you have to get access to is a real nightmare though. Some are not.

      Kevin - HouseCall Auto Mechanics
    • msmith9010
      3/22/2010 msmith9010
      yeah im pretty sure its above the gas tank because u cant see it leaking anywhere i've replaced the front brakes twice last year and i haven't had back brakes the whole time
    • john
      8/19/2012 john
      check the master boostercan ,your fluid can also be lost though the vacum side and the engine will burn it ,pull the line off the can and stick a pencil down the hole and pull it out and see if it has fluid on it. if it does the booster is shot if it dry your leak is down the line
  • Debra
    Debra - 1998 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 7/30/2012
    What kind of bulbs do I use to replace brake light bulbs
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/30/2012 HouseCallAuto
      The auto parts store will look up the bulb #. Probably it will be a 2057
  • wilson lozada
    wilson lozada - 1998 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 7/22/2012
    If I need to replace pads do I still need to replace disc also
    Need new breaks
    • Jimm
      7/22/2012 Jimm
      It depends how much wear (how thick) the disc rotor is - there is a minimum thickness for the rotor. The disc brakes and rotors are not difficult or expensive to replace - check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website.
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; or for the replacement parts. For example, they (Rock Auto) list the front disc brake pads (axle set) for around $10.00 for your vehicle. The brake rotors are around $9.50 each - for your vehicle.
  • Carl
    Carl - 1989 Chrysler New Yorker - Brakes - 7/20/2012
    Car been sitting for year .brakes locked up.
    tried locking and releasing emergency brakes.tried pressing and releasing brakes
    • Jimm
      7/20/2012 Jimm
      Most likely related to contaminated brake fluid - proably need to flush and clean the brake system, and replace the fluid with new. It's also possible the flexible brake hoses at the front calipers have deteriorated - these can be inspected as the material will tend to rot over time.
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as;, for the replacement parts.
      7/21/2012 Carl
  • tom
    tom - 2006 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 7/17/2012
    I purchased new slotted and grooved rotors for the car because the stock rotors warp every 10,000 miles so what I want t
    ask is the old rotors are over an inch thick double wall and the new rotors are 1/2 inch thick do I need to get different calipers or will they squeeze tight enough to popely stop the car
    • RC
      7/17/2012 RC
      Sounds like you have the wrong rotors. Check your part numbers
  • zachery
    0 answer
  • John Toussaint
    John Toussaint - 1989 Chrysler LeBaron - Brakes - 7/9/2012
    I am putting brake shoes in front of my 89 Chry Lebaron. What is the purpose of the springs on the shoes,
    Do I need to put them back. If so how do they go. Need diagrams
    • jlofwash
      7/9/2012 jlofwash
      ABSOLUTELY...... they have to go back on, for they retract the shoes from the drum after you step on the brakes, and they help keep the brake shoes in place. i always advise people to do ONE SIDE AT A TIME...
      7/9/2012 CVO
      See this Brake Shoes
  • Joe
    Joe - 2008 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 7/7/2012
    Is there a special tool for removing the emergency brake cable from real brake ?
    the hook bends so that it is extremely hard to get the cable over the hook.
  • diane
    diane - 2005 Chrysler 300 - Brakes - 5/31/2012
    Why are brakes still making squealing noise after being replaced
    sqealing never stopped after being replaced
    • Jimm
      5/31/2012 Jimm
      Several possibilities; brake pad anti-squeal gel not applied to brake pads, brake anti-squeal clips not replaced, brake rotor is glazed (rotor braking surfaces are polished too smooth).
      6/1/2012 diane
      thanks Jimm
  • SFVetteLady
    SFVetteLady - 1999 Chrysler 300M - Brakes - 5/25/2012
    What can cause spongy brakes?
    I feel almost no resistance when I press the brake pedal.
    • CVO
      5/25/2012 CVO
      Spongy brakes are a result of air getting into the brake system, which can happen from leaks in the lines, too little fluid in the system or the replacement of a part like a caliper that opened up a brake line. More than anything, you need to purge the air from the brake system with what is known as "bleeding the brakes."
  • jdrombo
    jdrombo - 2009 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 5/20/2012
    What's up with the brakes on my 2009 Chrysler T&C?
    I just passed 24,000 miles, and out of the blue, a loud squeal starts from the driver's rear tire. Looking, I see three brake rotors that appear to be worn - but evenly across the face, and at the driver-rear rotor, I see the middle half of the rotor obviously ...
    • Spoon Sports
      11/12/2011 Spoon Sports
      Why no recall? Why no TSB? - Because TSBs and recalls costs money and manufacturers (not only Chrysler) do their best to deny any allegation about the manufacturing of their vehicles. As long as they can get away with the recall, they will not hesitate to take advantage of it.

      These things are taken care of the NHTSA, people report to this agency and if enough people (probably millions) have brought up the issue, that is when something actually happens.

      "what has Chrysler corp done to resolve this obvious defect?" - Since your car is 2009 and covered by warranty, the best advice i can give you is go to the stealership and bring this issue to them.

      "Is this going to be a recurring repair job every 24,000 miles?" - Could be

      "(It'll be the LAST Chrysler product I'll ever buy again!)" - Buy Japanese
    • lee.vince77
      5/20/2012 lee.vince77
      Yes it will be a reacuring problem and yes it will be the last Chrysler you buy. I have an 2009 Town & Country and we are looking for a new viechal as we speak. Our T&C has 86,000 mls and it needs its 4th set of brakes and the rotors are warped very badely and will have to be replaced because they cant be turned anymore. at 50.00 a rotor and the cost of brakes I'm over it. Good Luck.