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  • craig.johnson1
    craig.johnson1 - 2000 Dodge Dakota - Brakes - 5/9/2013
    Does any one make an oversize caliper bolt ? Mine striped out
     
    • jdl
      5/9/2013 jdl
      I was just looking at napaonline partsbook. They have an oversized caliper housing bolt--front. Part # NOE 6751539. I believe it is self tapping.
    • autoworldmd
      5/9/2013 autoworldmd
      DO NOT USE A SELF TAPPING BOLT IN THIS APPLICATION, I DONT CARE WHO MAKES IT!!!! The correct way to repair this is to replace the knuckle, however, it can be repaired by using a heli coil. These bolts are oddball sizes, like9mm and 11mm, but most quality auto parts stores will carry these helicoil kits. Once the helicoil is done, use a new standard size caliper bolt.
      autoworldmd
      5/9/2013 craig.johnson1
      I work at a fastner co. Can I use a socket shoulder bolt and have it machined to fit ? then tap the threads in the knuckle to 3/8-16.
      autoworldmd
      5/9/2013 HouseCallAuto
      I would be comfortable with the knuckle tapped to the next largest size, however, I will assume that the bolt you use will have the same diameter and length as the original where it goes through the bushing. Sounds like you are going to use a custom made bolt.
      autoworldmd
      5/9/2013 craig.johnson1
      Thanks for help; craig
    • Jimm
      5/9/2013 Jimm
      Dorman part # 13894 Length: 2-3/16" - this is an oversize caliper pin. Check with the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com. They (RockAuto) list the Dorman caliper bolt from around $12.50 (set of two) for your vehicle.
      Jimm
      5/9/2013 craig.johnson1
      Thanks for your help; craig
  • vrodrex
    vrodrex - 2008 Dodge Charger - Brakes - 5/5/2013
    2008 Charger SE. ABS light is on, traction control light on, ESP light is on. ABS and cruise control not functioning,
    60,000 miles. No codes showing on code reader. Can not turn warning lights off, disconnecting battery did not change anything.
     
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  • scotwalden72
    scotwalden72 - 1987 Dodge D150 - Brakes - 4/11/2013
    Where do I start looking for problem? when my parking lights are on my left turn signal doesn't work. where do I start?
    and also when I hit the brakes my left turn signal don't work.
     
    • jdl
      4/11/2013 jdl
      You may have a faulty ground? Check the bulb socket for for faulty ground.
  • angie5562
    angie5562 - 1999 Dodge Durango - Brakes - 4/9/2013
    Is there a recall for the abs system?
     
    • Jimm
      4/9/2013 Jimm
      Check the recall listings for your vehicle at the AutoMD website; 'Recalls and TSBs' (link is at the bottom of the page).
  • Broderick Slaughter
    Broderick Slaughter - 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 4/2/2013
    What is it if you get vibration when trying to stop?
    Vibration when trying to stop. Steering wheel shakes.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/2/2013 HouseCallAuto
      replace the front brake pads and rotors. probability here is 100%.
      HouseCallAuto
      My 93 caddy deville, whines when the engine is running. What could it be?
  • mommabk1
    mommabk1 - 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 3/5/2013
    sounds like bad tires or right passenger tire, can hear a spinning thump noise from that side, but just had all 4 tire
    had all 4 tires changed, and alignment, noise getting louder and louder
     
    • frankiedonnn
      3/5/2013 frankiedonnn
      check shock absorber loose or worn shock absorbers are nev er replaced especially on a used vehicle. it could also be worn ball joint
  • mommabk1
    mommabk1 - 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 2/23/2013
    sounds like bad tires or right passenger tire, can hear a spinning thump noise from that side, but just had all 4 tire
    had all 4 tires changed, and alignment, noise getting louder and louder
     
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  • mommabk1
    mommabk1 - 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 2/23/2013
    sounds like bad tires or right passenger tire, can hear a spinning thump noise from that side, but just had all 4 tire
    had all 4 tires changed, and alignment, noise getting louder and louder
     
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  • mommabk1
    mommabk1 - 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 2/23/2013
    sounds like bad tires or right passenger tire, can hear a spinning thump noise from that side, but just had all 4 tire
    had all 4 tires changed, and alignment, noise getting louder and louder
     
    0 answer
  • ElderFelton
    ElderFelton - 2007 Dodge Caliber - Brakes - 2/22/2013
    What causes the front end to shake when brakes are applied?
    Steering wheel shakes during stopping process.
     
    • Jimm
      2/22/2013 Jimm
      Several possibilities; warped disc brake rotors, faulty / loose wheel bearings, faulty front suspension bushings.
      Check the many different on-line auto parts sources; such as - www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com and www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) lists the front disc rotors from around $18.00 each for your vehicle.
  • fishingboy34
    fishingboy34 - 2000 Dodge Durango - Brakes - 2/18/2013
    Changed ABS speed sensor. Since my brakes pulse like ABS is on.
    In addition, clicking noise heard when brake pedal is depressed and vehicle is stopped. Also a pulse is felt in the brake pedal when pedal is depressed and vehicle is stopped. This goes away after about 10-15 seconds
     
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  • Horvey
    Horvey - 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 - Brakes - 2/18/2013
    After I picked up my holiday trailer I've had for 3 years now I drove approx. 10 miles and rear tires smoking, why?
    The smoke was coming out behind my rear tires. I've towed my trailer alot and this has never happened. Now my rear smells like burnt rubber, not rubber but like it. Help me in why or what is wrong with my truck!
     
    • jdl
      4/28/2012 jdl
      Check the brakes. Your emergency brake isn't on? Other than brakes and wheel bearings, I can't think of anything else. Crawl under there and look around. Your talking about the truck and not the trailer?
      jdl
      4/28/2012 Horvey
      Yes the truck. And the emergency brake isn't on as I have never used it to date. You think smoke is coming from the brakes? What part of the brakes do you think it is? The caliper/ or pads or both? More info please. Thanks so far thou!
      jdl
      4/28/2012 jdl
      I've seen people drive their vehicle with e-brake partially on, several miles. Those rear brakes were smoking like crazy. I can't see much from here. Park the vehicle on level ground, block the front tires, in front of tire and back, so it can't roll. Safely raise and support rear of vehicle, tranny in neutral, engine off, can you turn the tires by hand? Do you feel or hear anything? As far as safely raising and supporting the vehicle, safety is your responsibility.
    • moon
      4/30/2012 moon
      chk e-brake pedal, r.pads/shoes, r. shocks/stuts(tires arent rubbing on fender wells), r. bearings.
    • judymboroki
      2/18/2013 judymboroki
      A stuck caliper causes smoking of the brakes. When they get stuck they lock the brake intro place. When locked, lots of friction is caused as you drive causing smoking. The caliper’s movement is usually hindered by dirt or corrosion. A stuck cylinder also causes smoking. The stuck cylinder will force the brake shoe to press continuously onto the drum even if you release the brakes. Another cause could be debris stuck on your brake system. This could cause smoking of the brakes.
      http://4wheelonline.com/.../...iler_Hitch.199800
  • jasond219
    jasond219 - 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 - Brakes - 2/16/2013
    How would I go about Changing brake line
    Leak in it
     
    • Jimm
      2/16/2013 Jimm
      Reference the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps to change the flexible brake hoses and rigid brake lines. The rigid brake line is usually available as bulk line in different lengths with the fittings attached and often pre-bent for the best fit when reinstalling.
      Check the many different on-line auto parts sources; such as - www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com and www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the flexible brake line from around $6.00 for your vehicle. Be sure to replace in pairs due to mileage / age / wear considerations. For example, if the the left front hose is leaking, then replace both the left and right front flexible brake hoses at the same time - cheap insurance for safetys' sake.
  • racingracie
    racingracie - 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 - Brakes - 2/12/2013
    Why do the lights for brake and abs stay on
    mileage is:170045. The warning lights for brake and abs both came on and stayed on. I was hauling hay and turned on the tow/haul when they came on. The truck doesn't drive any differently. Is this something I need to fix right away?
     
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  • dzupansic
    dzupansic - 2002 Dodge Dakota - Brakes - 2/11/2013
    Why does my right front disc brake lock up?
    My right front brake locks up and the vehicle can't be driven until the brake cools down, but as soon as I use the brakes again it locks up again.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/11/2013 HouseCallAuto
      You either have to replace the front calipers or the front brake hoses or in most cases both. The hose can go bad where an internal restriction in the hose causes it to act like a check valve, allowing pressure to flow toward the caliper but when the pedal is released the pressure is retained by the no good hose until it cools down. Most mechanics while diagnosing this would opt to replace both hoses and both calipers and pads, because the pads on the side that is locking up are usually damaged by the excessive heat that they experienced and the pad material becomes hardened and has poor performance if reused.
      HouseCallAuto
      3/5/2013 frankiedonnn
      i am very interested in your brake problem .i had the same problem with my dodge ram 2500 and i replaced the master cyl calipers hoses and had the rotors resurfaced .but the calipers are still squeezing the rotors too tight i suspect the combination valve or maybe the r.w .a.l . valve