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  • 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.
  • tfamigos
    tfamigos - 1996 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 5/9/2012
    Stop light not turn on , on Both sides,replace relay and flasher ( light control module).
    Stop switch have power, but not running any power to the lines under the chassis. The model is getaway , big commercial box.
    0 answer
  • Aric
    Aric - 2005 Chrysler Pacifica - Brakes - 5/7/2012
    I have a 2005 Chysler Pacifica. The Brake Light & ABS Light come on intermittently. Also, my lights seem to flutter?
    Checked & added brake fluid. Not sure why the lights and dashboard lights lightly flutter in power and if there is an electrical issue? Please advise.
    • static
      5/7/2012 static
      On the I saw a result for this because I have experienced the same issue. The ground from the battery to the bottom of the fuse box needed to be replaced, however I had my mechanic check this and it was not my fix, but it may be yours. On the forum look for user name "yvonneras". hope this helps
  • Jacob
    Jacob - 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Brakes - 5/1/2012
    Brake squealing after changing the brake pads
    I recently replaced the brake pads on my car, along with one of the rotors, which was significantly worn. The other rotor did not look worn, so I did not replace it. It looks old, but did not have any scoring in it like the bad one did. I remember to use the ...
    • CVO
      5/1/2012 CVO
      See this Permatex 80077 Disc Brake Quiet - 9 oz

      Make sure you apply liberally, and all surfaces " (EXCLUDING THE BRAKE PAD SURFACE!) ".
      and wait about 20 minutes to let it dried.
  • Bill
    Bill - 2007 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 4/21/2012
    ABS Light is lit on dashboard
    98000 Miles Stay lit
    0 answer
  • belle
    belle - 2007 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 4/17/2012
    Manufacture torque spec for bolt on calipers brake pads
    How much torque needed to tighten calipers on brake pads
    • EG9 K20A3
      4/17/2012 EG9 K20A3
      Although there are torque specs for almost every fastener on a vehicle, almost nobody uses them, that is, outside of building engines, and transmissions, rearend/transaxles-critical applications, etc.
  • ali
    ali - 2008 Chrysler Pacifica - Brakes - 4/16/2012
    Brake repair
    Need brake pad and rotors
    0 answer
  • deb tiedt
    deb tiedt - 2004 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 4/16/2012
    Brakes squeak and grind
    How much would it be to fix the problem
    • Jimm
      4/15/2012 Jimm
      It depends on the extent of the wear and reason for the brake noises. Try the 'Estimate Cost' feature on this website to gain a rough estimate for the repair costs. Typically, any repair shop would have to examine the vehicle - remove the front or rear wheels to check the brakes and wear.
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/16/2012 HouseCallAuto
      use original equipment brake pads instead of aftermarket.
  • billdc
    billdc - 2008 Chrysler Aspen - Brakes - 3/23/2012
    Do I have to change the brake rotors every time I change the pads.
    • yboy82
      3/21/2012 yboy82
      No you don't have to replace brake rotors everytime you got to change your brake pads. But the brake rotor should be machine/ resurfaced. Brake rotor should be replace when it is out of minimum thickness or damage upon inspection.
    • billdc
      3/23/2012 billdc
      thanks yboy. I used to have them resurfaced but in my area it is almost as expensive to resurface as to buy new. So the last couple of times I just recycled them. I was hoping that I could just replace the pads every year or 18 mts and maybe rotors everyother time.
  • perry
    perry - 2002 Chrysler 300M - Brakes - 3/20/2012
    How do i know if its a brake booster or something else.
    my car wont come toa stop.the pedel goes to the floor and i hear what either sounds like hiissing or air but its a constant sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!i checked my fluid its fine.i didnt see no busted hoses or nothing is ...
    • Spoon Sports
      3/8/2012 Spoon Sports
      Sounds like the brake master/booster needs some attention.
    • mopartech85
      3/10/2012 mopartech85
      master cylinder needs replacemen the sssssssssssssss sound is due to the execessive travel of the brake pedal and air entering the booster to compensate
    • Spoon Sports
      3/20/2012 Spoon Sports
      ANy update on this?
  • Cyndit
    Cyndit - 2002 Chrysler 300M - Brakes - 3/18/2012
    Hello i'm Cyndi and would like instructions on instaulling my brake pads?
    I kinda understand the first steps but wanta make sure after i take rim and tire off what then, what tool i'll need?
  • Bob R.
    Bob R. - 2001 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 3/7/2012
    ABS warning light intermittent - turning on and off.
    My ABS light comes on once I reach 20 MPH, and it stays on until I turn the car off. It is on when I restart the car, then turns off once I start moving, then comes back on once I reach 20MPH. I suspected the wheel sensors. The rear ones are clean, and the rear ...
  • ron
    • Spoon Sports
      3/3/2012 Spoon Sports
      "Will vented slotted disc rotors eliminate rotor wobble" - Depends, if the hub is the reason why it is wobbling then it wont, however, if you have a warped rotor, then you can even buy the solid ones and it will work out fine.

      Get back to me so i can give more advice as needed.
  • Doug
    Doug - 2008 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 3/2/2012
    Brake pedal goes to the floor
    replaced front and rear pads and rear calipers. Brakes were blead manually and by scanner. Pedal still went to the floor. Replaced master, reblead. No change. Possible cause and solution?
    • Spoon Sports
      3/2/2012 Spoon Sports
      Check the Brake System Fluid Level - Check the level of fluid in the brake master cylinder. It is natural for fluid to be a low if the front or rear brake pads-shoes have worn down, but if they are in good condition and the brake master cylinder reservoir is empty you might have a brake fluid leak somewhere in the system. Inspect front brake calipers, rear wheel cylinders (drums) or rear brake calipers and flex hoses front and rear of vehicle and look for any sign of fluid leakage.

      Also check the rear of the brake master cylinder for fluid leaks, if brake fluid is present the master cylinder seals have failed and the master cylinder needs to be replaced. Replace any parts that are leaking or show signs of previous leakage. Refill and bleed the brake system as needed. (Note: if brake fluid has contacted the brake components i.e. brake pads or brake shoes the brake lining material is contaminated and must be replaced) If the brake fluid in the reservoir is full proceed to the next step.

      Brake Master Cylinder is Full of Brake Fluid - If upon inspection the brake master cylinder is full of fluid, the brake master cylinder may be bypassing internally. This means the seals inside the master cylinder have failed allowing the fluid from the front of the master cylinder plunger to slip through to the rear of the plunger and back into the fluid reservoir. Allowing the brake pedal to go to the floor with out pressurizing brake fluid into the system. Replace master cylinder with new unit and bleed system as needed.

      Failing Axle Bearings - The vehicle axle bearing holds the wheel true to the axle shaft while allowing the wheel to rotate. If the bearing fails it will allow the rotor to move back and forth, forcing the brake pads inward into the caliper. Then as you apply the brake pedal it will go to the floor as the caliper fills with fluid. In this case it may take one or two pumps to the brake pedal to regain normal operation. Inspect and replace failed axle bearings as needed, finish by bleeding and adjusting the system.

      Air in Brake System - When brake calipers or rear wheel cylinders fail they can allow air into the system when the brake pedal is released. Bleed the brake system by loosening the air bleeder, if air is observed from the bleeder replace the caliper or wheel cylinder and re-bleed system. This condition is rare but it does happen.