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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 - 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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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Dodge Durango - Brakes - 6/27/2014
    Why when I use breaks, why do brakes pulse?
    Brakes pulsating while aplying breaks
     
    • Chevy doctor
      6/27/2014 Chevy doctor
      Your rotors are warped, called excessive lateral runout. Replace rotors unless you decide to machine them.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Dodge Durango - Brakes - 6/27/2014
    Why when I use breaks, why do brakes pulse?
    Brakes pulsating while aplying breaks
     
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  • Greg C.
    Greg C. - 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 6/25/2014
    Done front pads many times, but have never done rear. Is the process for changing rear pads the same as the front?
    48,000 miles Breaks are squeeling. I changed the front pads (which were worn, but not awful), only to take it for a test drive and still here the squeeling/grinding. It's the back breaks that need work. No lights are on and you only here it when stopping.
     
    • jdl
      6/25/2014 jdl
      With rear disc brakes, the rear caliper piston may screw in not press in. Your local auto store has a tool.
  • Greg C.
    Greg C. - 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 6/25/2014
    Is changing the rear pads the same process as the front or is there more to it?
    I've changed front pads many times, but have never done any rear work.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Dodge Dakota - Brakes - 6/22/2014
    Car front wheels making grinding noise but have plenty of brake pad !!!
    ussaully happens when turnning
     
    • carhauler
      6/22/2014 carhauler
      First place to check is the front wheel bearings . When you turn it puts more stress on them and if one is starting to go bad you'll hear it more when turning . Start there .
  • Amanda
    Amanda - 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 6/19/2014
    No brake or turn signals outside, signals work inside
    The fuse is good, changed the control module & odometer head. I checked with power meter, power is getting inside, but no outside. What is wrong?
     
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  • steve
    steve - 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 - Brakes - 6/17/2014
    Why am i leaking brake fluid from my rear right drum
    130,000 miles i did a visual inspection and found brake fluid under the right rear tire after my ABS light came on thin it went off but still leaking fluid from just that spot
     
    • bear.1216
      6/17/2014 bear.1216
      You likely have a leaking wheel cylinder. The rear brake shoes are most likely contaminated with brake fluid. You will have to remove the drum to assess the damage. But I suspect you will need a complete rear brake job at this point. Including new shoes, hardware kit and wheel cylinders. Also you will have to resurface or replace the drums and bleed the brakes after replacing the cylinders. Make sure to do both sides.
  • James Byrd
    James Byrd - 2009 Dodge Journey - Brakes - 5/17/2014
    Why do the front wheels and the steering wheel vibrate when the brakes are applied?
    The Journey has approx 140,000 miles on it and the brake rotors have been changed 5 or 6 times since I purchased the vehicle new in June 2008. The last set of rotors installed on the Journey were the drilled and slotted performance rotors. This, supposedly, was to ...
     
    • Chevy doctor
      5/17/2014 Chevy doctor
      Rotors warp as the heat up and cool down. Once the are warped the runout of trueness is felt through the pedal when braking. Make sure caliper slides move freely. Also there is usually guides that the pads sit in. They need to be free of rust. I usually use a pad guide lubricant to keep pads moving freely and smooth in there guides or clips. Make sure your ball joints are also good. To much play will cause wheel contribute to your pulsation issue.