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  • 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.
  • RICK68
    RICK68 - 2005 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 2/29/2012
    I have a 2005 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring with rear disc w/o ABS, 2.7 L V6 VIN R.
    Can you tell me if RAYBESTOS CERAMIC PADS PGD866C will work on my vehicle?
     
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    • yboy82
      2/29/2012 yboy82
      From what website did you get that? Thanks.
  • george
    george - 1996 Chrysler LHS - Brakes - 2/23/2012
    What is the name of part where front caliper mounts on the the car.
     
  • MikeDL
    MikeDL - 2008 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 2/22/2012
    What might still be causing intermittent grinding when applying the brakes hard?
    Happens during fairly hard braking sometimes. Sounds like it is coming from front brakes. Turning wheels does not make a difference. The front tires do need replacing soon. The front pads were just replaced and rotors turned by a local dealer.
     
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  • bob
    bob - 2007 Chrysler Pacifica - Brakes - 2/13/2012
    How to remove rear wheel bearing and brake
     
    • CVO
      2/13/2012 CVO
      Does this vehicle have a rear drum brakes instead of a disc rotors ? I'm assuming, it must be a rear drum brakes and the rear wheel bearing must be remove prior for the removal of the drums.Am i correct ? Give me an update and i will show to you the instructions of another vehicle which it has the same prescription of the post.

      Note : Autozone.com provided the instructions for this vehicle ( 2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring ) with a rear disc rotor on it.

      CVO
      2/13/2012 CVO
      The other vehicle is the 1991 Dodge Caravan 3.0. which it has the exact prescription from your post. See this http://www.autozone.com/.../...rGuideContent.jsp
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    • Spoon Sports
      2/7/2012 Spoon Sports
      Usually its not the rotors but the the brake pads reaching the end of their life.

      Not much info so thats the only answer i could give.
      Spoon Sports
      2/7/2012 Spoon Sports
      What sound does it make?
      Spoon Sports
      2/8/2012 alfonza Johnson
      i had new brake pads installed, and started to hear the noise, after almost totaling the car, returned to the dealer, informed i had defective brake pads.
    • Spoon Sports
      2/10/2012 Spoon Sports
      Hmmmm, new brake pads usually squeal because of their break in coating. Example like in EBC brakes.

      How can brake pads be defective? Its the calipers who do the squeezing.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Brakes - 2/1/2012
    Why do I hear a pop when I press on the brake pedal at low speeds?
    No brake light is on. When I press the brake pedal down when going slow speeds it makes a pop noise and I can also feel the pop in the brake pedal. Seems to be coming from the front drivers side?
     
    • Spoon Sports
      2/1/2012 Spoon Sports
      The popping sound could be a couple of things first off is your wheel tight? check lug nuts. Some of other causes may be damaged rotors and pads. check them by removing wheel and looking for damaged parts or worn out pads. other things could be front wheel dive axle CV joint but you would hear this when turning also.
  • Tony
    Tony - 2002 Chrysler Voyager - Brakes - 1/31/2012
    "Clacking" noise when braking
    I hear a "clacking" noise when braking during the last second or two before the van comes to a stop. The noise seems to be coming from the left rear wheel area. The rear brakes are drum brakes if that helps.
     
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  • Harold
    Harold - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Brakes - 1/31/2012
    How does a dealership use a machine to do a brake fluid flush on a 01 PTC without antilock brakes?
    Dealer service rep says one person and one machine does a complete brake fluid flush.
     
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  • amberlowe
    amberlowe - 1996 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 1/22/2012
    Rear brakes seem to be not working
    We have put new master cylinder, rear cylinders, front brakes had lines checked but we are still un able to stop
     
    • jlofwash
      1/22/2012 jlofwash
      are the rear brakes disc or drum? i dont have a book on your car....either way, jack up one of the rear wheels, block wheels, put car in neutral and try to turn the wheel by hand.........next have some one step on brake pedal, and again try to turn the wheel. if you can still turn the wheel, your rear brake unit on that wheel is not working. do the same on the other same wheel.BE SURE TO BLOCK THE FRONT WHEELS WITH CHOCK BLOCKS SO THE CAR WILL NOT ROLL..........repost with results............................jl
  • jcblade
    jcblade - 2000 Chrysler Concorde - Brakes - 1/19/2012
    After starting the car, especially when cold, when I press on the brake I can hear air coming out. Brakes seem to work.
    After driving for a little while, car warmed up, it goes away and everything seems normal.
     
    • jcblade
      1/19/2012 jcblade
      I think I figured this out on my own. It is either the power brake booster or a vacuum hose. I will check both.
  • dyrell
    dyrell - 1997 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 1/11/2012
    Locate the brake fuse on a 1995 ford 7.3ltr diesel
    The brake light does not come on and the brake light switch has been changed
     
    • jdl
      1/11/2012 jdl
      why does post title say chrysler?

      Click on the link, fuse is in diagram. Does the highmount brake lite work? If it does, the fuse isn't the problem.
      http://postimage.org/image/y2fhwyb47/
      jdl
      1/11/2012 jdl
      The diagram is for the ford.
  • wing
     
    • Jay Giron
      12/4/2011 Jay Giron
      The sensor is a abs wheel speed sensor. You have to replace the wheel hub assembly.