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  • peters
    • twill16
      9/12/2010 twill16
      Depends on how often u carry loads, if it were my truck I would replace the rotors every 10000-20000 miles, cause stopping is critical for heavy rigs with loads
  • jonesd08
    jonesd08 - 2001 Dodge Dakota - Brakes - 9/11/2010
    How can you test an ABS control unit to find if there is failure?
    • twill16
      9/11/2010 twill16
      Do about 30 mph and slam on the brakes if the abs kicks in it works, if it doesnt its broke
  • gopher
    gopher - 2008 Dodge Avenger - Brakes - 9/8/2010
    Dodge Avenger disc Brake Problems
    51766 mi. Front brakes shudder after driving on limited acess highways. It appears that calipers are not releasing brake pads on discs building up heat and warping rotors. Changed pads and rotors at 31,000, 41,000 miles. Now it is occuring again at 51,000 miles. ...
    • Bobby
      9/8/2010 Bobby
      the first set lasted 31,000 now the ones you are installing are only lasting 10,000 what brand of brake pads and rotors are you buying? could just be that they are cheap pads and rotors? unless the calipers are sticking but you would have noticed a binding caliper when replacing the pads, because you have to compress the calipers when you install the new pads.
  • rapp1231
    • CVO
      9/7/2010 CVO
      Yes, it does have 2 mounting bolts attached to the caliber anchor plate.I hope that I give you the right idea.
      9/8/2010 rapp1231
      Thank you, and yes, this is the right idea. I expected that to be the case but could not find the bolts in some online searches. I'll be checking them tonight and will have some idea if one is loose/missing/broke when I'm done.
  • Donald
    Donald - 2003 Dodge Caravan - Brakes - 9/3/2010
    Brake pedal too hard; booster not working !
    new brake pads in front, new calipher, new brake fluid, new Master Cylinder ! Getting good vacuum from engine ! where the vacuum tube connects with the booster casement it appears to be slightly loose, that t can be turned by hand,
    • Voltes V
      9/3/2010 Voltes V
      Sounds like the power brake booster is bad, that is what the master cylinder is bolted too. There is a rubber hose that has a plastic valve in it were it snaps into the booster, Pull that rubber hose out of the booster and off of the engine, Now the end that you took off the engine. You should be able to suck through the line, but not be able to blow through it. If you can then replace the valve, It is a one way valve.
      If that is all right then hook hose back up to the engine and start engine, You should hear a major vacuum leak at the valve end, put you finger over the valve and it should stop making noise and engine should smooth out. If it don't the rubber hose must be leaking or the tube on the engine were the hose hooks to is stoped up.
  • MikeS
    • CVO
      9/1/2010 CVO
      There is no needs, in fact the teflon tape could get into the brake system and contaminates the brake fluid.
    • Mike
      9/1/2010 Mike
      It is not necessary because the lines do not seal at the threads.
  • chargerguy
    chargerguy - 2006 Dodge Magnum - Brakes - 8/31/2010
    What causes a rubbing sound coming from my front wheels while driving?
    At first i thought my rotors were warped so i replaced them and that didnt help. There was a groove starting to wear on the top and bottom of the inside part of the rotor. Then someone told me it was my front hub/bearing assembly so i replaced them and that didnt ...
    • CVO
      8/31/2010 CVO
      I repaired a 1976 VW Rabbit with a rubbing sound like yours, it happened to be a MacPherson struts were rubbing the wheels. Check it out. I hope that will help.
    • HouseCallAuto
      8/31/2010 HouseCallAuto
      I think the metal splash shield may be bent and rubbing on the rotor, very common. This splash shield is positioned very close to the spinning rotor normally but does not come in contact though. Often it becomes bent as a result of a mechanic doing a brake job or some other wheel service where it can get disturbed or in some cases something in the road or under the car (cement curb in parking lot while parking) makes contact with it and you don't even feel it. Make sure it is not this easy.
      8/31/2010 CVO
      Thank you Master HCA.
      9/1/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Ah, my cheerleader Seevo!
  • francois gordon
    francois gordon - 1992 Dodge Stealth - Brakes - 8/27/2010
    Why my car is hesitate when i driving in low speed at low rpm
    • darkmind
      8/27/2010 darkmind
      It is possible that your idle air control valve is defective. Also check the condition of your idle stops solenoid, TPS (throttle position sensor) and idle speed actuator. Also clean your carburetor or throttle body.
  • Fenando
    Fenando - 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 - Brakes - 8/22/2010
    I want to replace a/c condensor fan and i have 2 lines connected to the comp. if i loosen up those lines it sprays....
    A/C. sill i have to drain it out first or is there a way i can shut it off
    • HouseCallAuto
      8/22/2010 HouseCallAuto
      The AC system should not have to be opened to replace the condenser fan. Follow the steps in a repair manual in doing this job. There is no provision to shut off the flow of refrigerant to enable pressure lines to be disconnected.
  • Billy
    Billy - 2001 Dodge Dakota - Brakes - 8/22/2010
    What is the name of the part the brake caliper bolts to?
    the studs of the caliper have broken
    • CVO
      8/22/2010 CVO
      It's called the caliper anchor plate.
  • robert  norris
    robert norris - 1994 Dodge Dakota - Brakes - 8/20/2010
    Have no brake lights,but turn signals and parking lights work
    checked all bulbs and replaced brake switch what else could be problem
    • Bobby
      8/20/2010 Bobby
      wiring, check the ground for the circuit and also check the wires to see if any are damaged. Also test to see if you get voltage to the bulb sockets. Uses a volt tester and have someone step on the brakes while you test the socket for voltage, if you get voltage then check the ground it could be a ground problem is you are getig voltage. If you are not gettig voltage, check the fuse then test for voltage at the brake switch make sure it is getting and sending voltage. if it is not getting voltage then it could be the fuse or wiring before the brake light switch, if it is getting voltage and sending voltage when the brake is pressed but the lights are not then there is probably a bad wire between the brake light switch and the bulbs.. Do you have a trailer hook up on this truck? always start with splices made for trailers on trucks.
  • wallace
    wallace - 1997 Dodge Dakota - Brakes - 8/19/2010
    Signal lights & brake lights not working
  • raytheking69
    raytheking69 - 1999 Dodge Durango - Brakes - 8/9/2010
    Why do turn signals turn on when i hit the brake pedals
    0 answer
  • randall
    randall - 2002 Dodge Durango - Brakes - 8/7/2010
    Break lights. hazard lights and turn signal not working
    i have checked fuses and changed the multi-function relay in column and under dash at break pedal
    0 answer
  • donkmstr
    donkmstr - 1998 Dodge Dakota - Brakes - 8/6/2010
    Need a brake line diagram or scamatic
    bought truck with all lines removed from booster and master cylinder to each wheel, so thats why i need a diagram cant find title right now its a 98 2 wheel v6 magnum auto and reg cab with reg box
    • HouseCallAuto
      8/6/2010 HouseCallAuto
      No such diagram exists unless you go to the parts dept at Dodge and ask them for an exploded view. generic pics exist but they are just "typical representations" and are not actual scale drawings with all the twists and bends that you are looking for. You might be better off paying a scrap yard to carefully remove all the parts you need from a wrecked Dakota.
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