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  • John R.
    John R. - 2006 Dodge Caravan - Brakes - 12/18/2014
    After replacing disc brakes pads on 2006 Caravan front Calipers Rub on Rims
    Replaced Front Disc Brake Pads and now disc calipers are rubbing in inside of front rims?
     
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  • mark
    mark - 2004 Dodge Caravan - Brakes - 12/9/2014
    Help my van brake goes to floor,we change master cylinder an can't find no leaks it work good for a few hours ,
    but after about 4 to 5 hours it start getting soft an goes to floor.i took it to so many mechanics.an no one seems to no how to fix the problem.they keep changing the master cylinder an bleeding the brakes but none of that is working. oh an they change the flex lines.
     
    • aculebra
      12/9/2014 aculebra
      They should look into the abs module and pump. Or brake booster
    • Teddy B
      12/9/2014 Teddy B
      I have a question-- Mark

      It appears you have problems with all your vehicles & the same ones
      over & over during the past several years
      I see that as normal with any vehicle
      My question is-- why do you keep asking for a guess from the internet?
      Do you not have a regular shop you have used with success for years?
      I also notice your vehicle problems continue for months, like your not
      concerned & no shop seems to find the issues, even though your trying
      at times to find help professionally
  • Evan
    Evan - 2005 Dodge Neon - Brakes - 12/2/2014
    Should new rotors be squeaking?
    I recently had my front rotors and pads replaced. Now there is a squeaking noise coming from my front wheels whenever I drive. The sound is about 1 squeak per tire rotation. The sound does not go away while breaking either. However, if I apply the breaks very ...
     
    • CVO
      11/29/2014 CVO
      Apply the Permatex 80077 Disc Brake Quiet, 9 oz. net Aerosol Can on the brake pad metal side it will stop brake squealing by dampening vibration at the caliper/brake pad interface.

      See this link http://www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_3
    • GT500Knights
      11/29/2014 GT500Knights
      No....new rotors and pads should not be squeaking. If the rotors are new they should have a finish that looks machines. New pads should have a scuffed appearance to them when new. Noises from the wheel area can also be misdiagnosed. What you could be hearing is a faulty wheel bearing or ball joint. Either way, the brakes could have been installed improperly. My other suspicion would be that brake hardware contacting the rotor. If the hardware isnt installed properly and snug the metal clips can end up contacting the rotor and sound like the same sound a brake pad makes when the metal sensor touches the rotor.
    • John's Auto Repair
      12/2/2014 John's Auto Repair
      One other thing I've found is that the installer may not have cleaned off the protective
      coating that the new rotors have on them.
  • dakotatim
    dakotatim - 2001 Dodge Dakota - Brakes - 11/30/2014
    Would a brake distribution block that's bad not let you bleed the rear brakes? I can bleed the front but not the rear.
    I replaced the 2 front calipers. And now the brake pedal goes to the floor. I can't get any fluid out of the rear brakes.
     
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  • cmroot2491
    cmroot2491 - 2010 Dodge Caliber - Brakes - 11/26/2014
    Chirping noise maybe from brakes or tires?
    My car makes a chirping noise mostly when braking or when driving slow. I recently got my brakes checked and they said they looked fine. It sounds like something is rubbing together. It's only on the right front tire. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
    • GT500Knights
      11/26/2014 GT500Knights
      Rotors may need to be turned (aka cut/resurfaced), if you had pads recently replaced but didn't have the rotors turned or replaced, this sound will likely occur.

      If pads are worn down to a certain point, a metal sensor attached to the pad will begin contacting the rotor and making this noise.

      If you currently equip semi metallic pads, and do a lot of heavy city driving, this will be a common side effect of semi metallic rotors.
  • gem
    gem - 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 - Brakes - 11/19/2014
    Why does my tow brake control not work
    The brake indicator light in the cab on the brake control unit does not light up when the actuator slide bar is used. I have not tested it while towing anything so there would not be an unsafe condition created.
     
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  • gem
    gem - 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 - Brakes - 11/19/2014
    Why does my tow brake control not work
    The brake indicator light in the cab on the brake control unit does not light up when the actuator slide bar is used. I have not tested it while towing anything so there would not be an unsafe condition created.
     
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  • mark
    mark - 2004 Dodge Caravan - Brakes - 9/26/2014
    Brakes is soft ,went to 4 mechanic shops they all kept changing master cylinder an bleeding brakes an still not working.
    there r no leaks no where.the brake works okay for about a hour, an then it goes back to the floor.its getting very expensive .can some one help please.
     
    • Jimm
      9/26/2014 Jimm
      If the brake pedal goes to the floor, there is either; residual air in the system, or there is a leak of brake fluid in the system, or there is a faulty power brake booster unit.
      Make sure the brake master cylinder (as a separate component) is bench bled of residual air prior to the installation - then the entire brake system must be properly bled - beginning with the wheel position furthest from the master cylinder.

      You may also reference the 'How-To-Guides'feature on the AutoMD website for further details on the two brake bleeding procedures.
  • ChaseTripoli
    ChaseTripoli - 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 - Brakes - 9/22/2014
    Brake Hose Replacement Question
    I am about to replace both front brake hoses after purchasing the correct parts. However I see a pin (possibly a set pin) on the fitting of each new hose where it attaches to the caliper. I took off the drivers side old brake hose and it seems like there is ...
     
    • Jimm
      9/22/2014 Jimm
      The pin is there on the hose fitting machined face to insure correct alignment when installed. Some of the aftermarket flexible brake hoses may or may not include this pin on the replacement part.
  • 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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