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  • twydick
    twydick - 2005 Dodge Dakota - Brakes - 8/2/2012
    What do I need to convert my rear drum brakes to disk brakes?
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    • Jimm
      8/2/2012 Jimm
      You will need these parts; brake rotor (x 2),rear brake caliper (x 2), rear brake flexible hoses (x 2), brake proportioning valve (for disc brakes), rear disc brake pads, rear wheel bearings (both inner and outer) for the rear rotors, rear brake rotor seals (x2).
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as;,, or for the replacement parts.
  • J-Mac
    J-Mac - 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 - Brakes - 7/31/2012
    No brake lights but reverse lights come on instead. What should I do?
    Some kind of magnetized switch connected to a wire fell down and I can't figure where it went.
    0 answer
  • cjmartin
    cjmartin - 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 - Brakes - 7/28/2012
    Keep blowing #5 stop lamp fuse under the hood
    Where cold it short out all bulbs are new.
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/28/2012 HouseCallAuto
      Need to know if the fuse only blows after you step on the brake or does it blow right away as soon as the fuse is replaced.
  • diskrat
    diskrat - 2002 Dodge Caravan - Brakes - 7/19/2012
    How do I rep;ace brake lineleft side of van
    petal goes almost to floor before staping. fluid spots on grond left side
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/19/2012 HouseCallAuto
      You have to use a double flaring tubing set, this is not optional, it is required. Remove the leaking tubing by cutting the tubing beyond the rusted through and leaking area and fabricate a new line using the double flaring kit you will have to buy for about $30. A 25' roll of 3/16" brake line is about $20 and various flare unions and flare nuts may add another $10. Depending on where the tubing is leaking and how long a piece you are replacing, this job can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours to complete. You may find a how to video on YouTube, try search YouTube for "rusted brake line repair"
  • Lois
    Lois - 2006 Dodge Caravan - Brakes - 7/16/2012
    What does it mean when the ABS light comes on?
    While driving on the free way it sounded like something dropped on the road then the ABS light appeared.
    0 answer
  • jeepgirl29
    • CVO
      7/15/2012 CVO
      Anchor plate.
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/15/2012 HouseCallAuto
      When looking to buy a replacement, they call it the caliper bracket.
  • braxtonfullmer
    braxtonfullmer - 1988 Dodge 600 - Brakes - 7/14/2012
    If I have already bled the brakes, what else could be causing a soft brake pedal?
    Brakes work fine if I push suddenly or with more abrupt force but if I have been slowing down holding the brake for about 5 seconds and then try to come to a complete stop the brake pedal sinks to the floor and I loose majority of my brake power until I release it ...
    • Jimm
      7/14/2012 Jimm
      Several possibilities; air in the brake system, air in the master cylinder, leaking brake system - check the calipers and wheel cylinders for fluid leakage.
  • ms4eva21
    ms4eva21 - 2008 Dodge Avenger - Brakes - 7/12/2012
    Squeaking brakes?
    Trying to find out why my brakes are squeaking?
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/12/2012 HouseCallAuto
      I'll assume for the sake of this question that you have already replaced the brake pads. This time when you buy new pads, buy the pads at the dealer using genuine Chrysler pads and replace the rotors also. The rotors need not be from Chrysler.
  • objen
    objen - 1999 Dodge Dakota - Brakes - 7/12/2012
    Brakes locked up but work now. ideas?
    after driving a while. felt like brakes started locking up. pedal got stiff. this was even between all brakes no pulling to one side and pedal was not returning to its top position. decided I better get it home. I had to stop on side of highway could not go any ...
    0 answer
  • cjmartin
    cjmartin - 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 - Brakes - 7/9/2012
    No break lights. All other lights work. Dodge said fuse 5. Fuse is good. No power at fuse slot. Where's power from?
    Pedal switch changed. All fuse slots except 5 have power. Where does power come from to fuse 5?
    0 answer
    • Jimm
      7/7/2012 Jimm
      Fairly simple task. First step, raise and support the rear of the vehicle (using jack stands) to gain access. Then, remove the rear hose connections - one at a time - from the abs unit to each rear wheel. Use a line or fitting wrench to properly grip the hose connections.
      The hoses may be held or supported by clips to prevent damage from rubbing. The installation is the reverse of the removal.
      Be sure to refill the brake master cylinder with clean brake fluid, and bleed the brake system to remove residual air.
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; or for the replacement parts. For example, they (Rock Auto) list the flexible rear brake hose for around $6.00 for your vehicle.
  • greg
    greg - 2005 Dodge Dakota - Brakes - 6/29/2012
    I bought a set of bosch brake pads that doesnt have clips
    old brake pads have clips to keep them in the caliper. the bosch did not come with clips and do not fit with the old clips but fit perfectly with out clips. what should i do.
    • Jimm
      6/29/2012 Jimm
      Some brake pad designs do not use the anti-rattle clips. Instead, you may use some anti-rattle gel or paste applied to the brake pad metal backing plate.
  • cjmartin
    cjmartin - 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 - Brakes - 6/28/2012
    Break lights don't work
    No break lights when break pedal pressed
    • CVO
      6/28/2012 CVO
      First, check the fuse 11 ( 40 A ) and fuse 3 ( 10 A ), then the light bulbs and their sockets. Use a Digital Multimeter to measure if there is 12 volts when the brake was applied. ( no results go to next ).

      See this picture Stoplight Switch
      For your 2001 Dodge Truck RAM 2500 3/4 ton 2WD 5.9L SFI 8cyl

      Stoplight switch directs current to the stop lights, cruise control, and shift interlock to turn them on or off
      When not replaced, stop lights will run continually or not function, potentially causing premature bulb failure, safety issues and/or the transmission will not shift out of park.
  • lorelei
    lorelei - 2007 Dodge Caliber - Brakes - 6/21/2012
    My breakers makes aloud noise when I try to stop. I think I had changed breakers at least 3 yrs ago
    Make not do good noise
    • jlofwash
      6/21/2012 jlofwash
      is it a grinding sound? chances are you need a new set of pads. three years is a good run for a set of brake pads. they arent hard to change and there not that expensive.
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