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  • diamondmac3
    diamondmac3 - 2003 Dodge Durango - Brakes - 9/8/2014
    Brake fluid question?
    My brakes seem to be working fine and the pads look okay and all...I know I haven't got my brakes flushed in a few years at least and wanted to just as preventative maintenance....question is is that pointless/waste of money to do by itself like that, should I just ...
     
    • CVO
      9/8/2014 CVO
      If the vehicle brake system has no leaks, use a clean syringe to remove the brake fluid and add it with the new fluid to reservoir level.
      I use the Castrol 12509-12PK DOT-4 Brake Fluid - 12 oz, they're cheap at Amazon.com by pack of 12.

      Note: after six months, the old fluid from the brake lines works their way up to the reservoir and it blends with the fresh one.Re-siphoning the blended fluid out of the reservoir, add it another fresh fluid to the level, then the vehicle is ready for another two years. I did mine, it worked great, i don't have to flush.Hope this helps
      CVO
      9/8/2014 CVO
      Note: if i don't have to replace any parts in the brake system, i don't have to flush at all.
  • Dave T.
    Dave T. - 2001 Dodge Stratus - Brakes - 9/6/2014
    What else can cause rear passenger brake to be sticking?
    My problem started when I saw white smoke coming from behind the tire. Rear Passenger brakes seem to be sticking. When I changed passenger side I noticed no padding was left. Rotor was bad too. I changed the caliper also because the piston was very hard to return to ...
     
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  • Dave T.
    Dave T. - 2001 Dodge Stratus - Brakes - 9/6/2014
    What else can cause rear passenger brake to be sticking?
    My problem started when I saw white smoke coming from behind the tire. Rear Passenger brakes seem to be sticking. When I changed passenger side I noticed no padding was left. Rotor was bad too. I changed the caliper also because the piston was very hard to return to ...
     
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  • Huggins1969
    Huggins1969 - 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 - Brakes - 8/15/2014
    Assembly attached to the brake pedal. Whats it called and whats it for? How does it work?
    Is the cable supposed to move when you depress the pedal or is this just for the auto pedal adjust? Where can I find a picture of it?
     
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  • mck1nn3y
    mck1nn3y - 2006 Dodge Magnum - Brakes - 8/13/2014
    My Car won't come out of park all of a sudden.. Help.
    I turn the car on it starts fine but it won't shift out of park.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 - Brakes - 8/7/2014
    Removal of brake caliper and disc brake rotor
    i need to know the sizes of the tools i need to remove the brake caliper and rotor - help please
     
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2010 Dodge Charger - Brakes - 7/31/2014
    What would cause the EPS, tCASE & ABS lights to come on at the same time on my AWD dodge Charger?
    These lights all came on at the same time while I was driving and then remained on even when I restarted the car.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 - Brakes - 7/26/2014
    My tail lights are working fine on my truck but my brake lights are not.
    My tail lights are working fine on my truck but my brake lights are not. So far to try and fix it I have replaced the brake switch, replaced the bulbs, and replaced the fuzing, none of which have worked. Is there anything else I could try?
     
    • jdl
      7/26/2014 jdl
      Did you check for voltage, anywhere? Use a test light.
      jdl
      7/26/2014 jdl
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      Note the diagram, check for voltage at the fuse, hot all the time. Do the high mount brake lites work? If neither the high mount or lower brake lites work, Check the proper wiring color to and from brake switch for voltage. The lower brake lites are wired through the multifunction switch. The high-mount brake lite isn't.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 - Brakes - 7/26/2014
    My tail lights are working fine on my truck but my brake lights are not.
    My tail lights are working fine on my truck but my brake lights are not. So far to try and fix it I have replaced the brake switch, replaced the bulbs, and replaced the fuzing, none of which have worked. Is there anything else I could try?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 - Brakes - 7/26/2014
    My tail lights are working fine on my truck but my brake lights are not.
    My tail lights are working fine on my truck but my brake lights are not. So far to try and fix it I have replaced the brake switch, replaced the bulbs, and replaced the fuzing, none of which have worked. Is there anything else I could try?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 - Brakes - 7/25/2014
    What is causing my RF brake to smoke?
    I have changed my brakes and calipers due to my RF sticking now it is not only sticking but getting warm enough to smoke. What is it?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Dodge Caravan - Brakes - 7/17/2014
    What is causing my brakes to hit the caliper?
    Replaced the caliper, brakes, rotor, and brake lines. What is happening is the hooks that are on the brakes that you would place inside the caliper are Hitting the caliper when I stop causing a loud racket. It's the front passenger side. I don't know what else to do ...
     
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2011 Dodge Journey - Brakes - 7/12/2014
    What causes the brake peddle to go to the floor with the engine running but be firm when not running?
    The vehicle has Approx. 31250 miles. I replaced the front brake calipers. After bleeding the brakes (assuming I bled them correctly) the brake pedal firmed up without the engine running. However after starting the engine the brake pedal goes to the floor and I ...
     
    • FloridaTech
      7/12/2014 FloridaTech
      Caliper bleeder valves should be midway or towards the top of the caliper

      Recheck the calipers and also the master cylinder.

      Could be an issue between the master cylinder and the power brake booster.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 6/29/2014
    While braking at a low speed there is a clicking noise coming from the RR wheel.
    I removed the tire and drum, but it all looks fine. The clicking happens with every turn of the wheel, so it slows as the car slows.
     
    • CVO
      6/28/2014 CVO
      Check the parking brake cable casing and see if it's still connected firmly behind the drum.
      CVO
      6/28/2014 AutoMD Member
      I just checked the cable and it is connected firmly and the mechanism for the emergency brake works fine when testing it without the wheel on. I will put the wheel back on and let you know.
      CVO
      6/28/2014 AutoMD Member
      On the test drive clicking noise is still there .
      CVO
      6/28/2014 CVO
      Something is hitting something in a one cycle of a wheel.
      CVO
      6/28/2014 CVO
      Is it a four wheel drive ?
    • AutoMD Member
      6/29/2014 AutoMD Member
      No,it is not four wheel drive.It is front wheel drive only.
      AutoMD Member
      6/29/2014 CVO
      Switch the right rear wheel to the left rear wheel and see if that clicking noise traveled with the same wheel.
      AutoMD Member
      6/29/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thank you for your advice. After switching the wheels the problem disappeared and after switching then back it didn't reappear. So far the problem is solved, though I can't pinpoint what the problem was. Hopefully the sound will not reappear.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 6/28/2014
    While braking at a low speed there is a clicking noise coming from the RR wheel.
    I removed the tire and drum, but it all looks fine. The clicking happens with every turn of the wheel, so it slows as the car slows.
     
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