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  • Ivonne
    Ivonne - 2002 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 7/13/2011
    Whats is wrong with my 2002 chrysler sebring?
    it has on 82000 miles. i changed the back rotors, pads and calipers. The back rim on the passanger side its too hot and smell like burning after i drive. only the engine light is on, the OBD code is PO456
    • yboy82
      7/13/2011 yboy82
      P0456 means Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (very small leak). This trouble code is triggered when the PCM senses that there’s a very small leak by monitoring the fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor.
    • yboy82
      7/13/2011 yboy82
      Here are the possible cause of P0456

      •Loose or missing gas cap
      •Incorrect or defective gas cap
      •Small leak or hole in the EVAP system hoses and/or in the fuel tank hoses
      •Damaged or leaking EVAP canister
      •Small leak in the vent valve and/or purge valve
  • John Macknight
    John Macknight - 2004 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 7/3/2011
    My front brakes sometime shudder why
    • Jimm
      7/3/2011 Jimm
      Several possibilities; warped brake rotors, wheel bearings loose / faulty.
      7/3/2011 John Macknight
      Could it be a weak brake hose trying to collapse
  • paulleutgeb
    paulleutgeb - 2006 Chrysler 300 - Brakes - 6/28/2011
    New factory brakes and rotors squeak?
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Many brake pad compositions will make a swishing or grinding noise for the first few stops in the morning until the pads warm up and drive off any moisture they've accumulated overnight. Ever notice a hissing or grinding noise on some rainy or dewy mornings? It's the pads sweeping a thin film of rust that's formed on the iron discs, and it's perfectly normal. Okay, let's dig in and silence our brake noise. One fix is to simply change pads to a different type of friction material. It's usually hard to beat the original-equipment pads for a good compromise of pad life, noise, grip, dust creation and price, but changing to an aftermarket premium metallic or ceramic pad just might change the interaction that affects the resonant frequency of the pad and disc and, literally, change its tune. Check your brake rotor shield. If this shield contacts the brake rotor it can cause a squeaking noise. To check for this condition inspect the shield and bend shield back into proper position away from the brake rotor.
  • Eddie Fryman
    Eddie Fryman - 2000 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 6/24/2011
    How to change brake light bulbs
    • Spoon Sports
      6/24/2011 Spoon Sports
      My friend just did it. You need e a flat head s. driver and pliers.

      Pulling the trunk liner first. When you remove the push pins properly you can reuse it to put the trunk liner back.

      You should see three plastic wing nuts and the harness connection to the tail light assembly. You need to remove these to take out the assembly. When you do be sure not to remove the other wiring.

      The socket for the bulb needs to be turned about 60 degrees and it should come right out. Take out the old bulb and put the new one in. The store sold me a packet of dielectric to put on the terminals to help protect them.
  • Cisa93
    • Spoon Sports
      6/20/2011 Spoon Sports
      Disconnect the negative battery cable with a socket wrench and raise your vehicle. Locate the ABS controller on the front suspension cradle and integrated with the hydraulic control unit.

      Disengage the wiring harness from the ABS controller by holding the lock on the connector and pulling it away from the connector. You will then be able to remove the connector from its socket in the ABS controller.

      Clean the hydraulic control unit with MOPAR Brake Parts Cleaner or the equivalent. Label and disconnect the brake tubes hydraulic control unit. Remove the bolts that secure the mounting bracket for the hydraulic control unit to the front suspension and remove the mounting bracket. Remove the bolts that mount the hydraulic control unit to the bracket and detach the hydraulic control unit.

      Unplug the pump motor wiring harness and remove the screws that mount the ABS controller to the bottom of the hydraulic control unit. You can now separate the ABS controller from the hydraulic control unit.

      Install the new ABS controller by reversing the removal procedure. Use a torque wrench to tighten the mounting bolts for the ABS controller to 17 inch lbs. Torque the mounting bolts for the hydraulic control unit to 97 inch lbs. and torque the mounting bolts for the hydraulic control unit bracket to 21 feet lbs.

      Complete the installation and bleed the base brake system and the ABS. Test the vehicle to ensure proper operation of both braking systems.
      Spoon Sports
      6/21/2011 Cisa93
      There are four new bolts (torx head-like) that attach the electronic module to the "hydraulic control unit" So if I understand your directions correctly, I must remove the tubes to the hydraulic control unit? How are they attached. I see the new electronic module has mutliple holes (ports) and the electrical pins underneath. I don't have the vehicle with me at the moment, so I'm simply going by memory. Do you suggest that I raise the vehicle? remove these parts at ground level? Thank you
  • stkroegr
    • Ray
      3/24/2011 Ray
      This post is old, but it sounds like a vacuum leak from the booster.
    • automechanic
      6/15/2011 automechanic
      Brake fluid is low. Check brake reservoir level and fill if necessary.Brake Master Cylinder bad. Check for signs of leakage from Master Cylinder in the engine compartment next to the firewall and inside the driver's footwell. If there are signs of leakage or other causes have been eliminated, replace the Master Cylinder.
      Air in the brake system. Bleed brakes.
  • Roberta McLauchlan
    Roberta McLauchlan - 2007 Chrysler Pacifica - Brakes - 6/14/2011
    Brakes hesitate when stepping on gas and also slight pulling when stopping. No discernable noise however.
    When daughter drove car, she said I should have the brakes checked.
    • Spoon Sports
      6/14/2011 Spoon Sports
      "Brakes hesitate when stepping on gas; and also slight pulling when stopping" - I don't get this, please explain further.
  • garytorlando
    garytorlando - 2002 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 6/2/2011
    Where is the parking brake switch located?
    every once in a while the parking brake light comes on for a couple of days. I'm thinking that it may be a faulty switch. where is this switch located?
  • Yolanda
    Yolanda - 2005 Chrysler Pacifica - Brakes - 5/23/2011
    Why does my brake pedal get hard and skips, when ABS light goes off?
    This happens often but i noticed it when i go under 20 miles and turn slowly. when i push the brake pedal it gets hard and i can feel like its forcing to stop sounds and feels like scratching metal, after that the cars fine, brakes go in all the way, ABS light turns ...
    • Bobby
      9/21/2010 Bobby
      this could be related to a damaged speed sensor. You'll need a scanner that can read abs codes to see if there is a code present. I would have this checked out sooner than later and like i said hopefully it is just one of the speed sensors acting up.
      9/22/2010 Yolanda
      thanks for getting back to me, so yeah i asked alot of "machanics" and they never said anything about a speeds sensor, but thanks for your response. it helps
    • Dave
      5/23/2011 Dave
      It sounds like the ABS is kicking on. Yes, it is probably a wheel speed sensor located on the wheels. You should be able to replace the sensor without having to mess with the wheel bearings.
  • ivan
    ivan - 2006 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 5/18/2011
    Brake caliper scratching wheel drum
    • Spoon Sports
      5/18/2011 Spoon Sports
      Now i find this odd because calipers are used from disc and drums use shoes. If its the shoes you are talking about, there is a spur looking thing in the middle of the drum that you need to rotate (Clockwise or otherwise hehe i just thought of that now) to adjust the gap of the shoes

      Source: Just did the same job to my Civic last year. Mine was sticking.
  • San
    San - 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Brakes - 5/7/2011
    What is causing a high pitched intermenant squeek & hissing noise?
    brakes are new, Car has about 50,000 miles on it. Car makes a high pitched squeeking noise itermenantly. Also a loud hissing noise. If yu tap the brake pedal - tap tap tap - you get squeek squeek squeek. But it also squeeks while driving and not touching the brake ...
    • Catharine
      5/7/2011 Catharine
      It could be the rotors. They are either warpped or worn out. I have had my brakes changed but I need to put new rotors because they are worn out. When I had my brakes changed they did something but I can't remember what it is called to smooth out the rotors. My mechanic said they still had some use but I have that sqeeking problem too.
  • renee
    • Bill
      5/1/2011 Bill
      Sounds like. How does it feel. Does vehicle move?
  • Russ
    Russ - 1998 Chrysler Concorde - Brakes - 4/30/2011
    How do you reset the dummy light for the ABS system
    The ABS dummy light came on after a resent tire rotation the brakes work and feel fine how do Ii reset the dummy light
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/30/2011 HouseCallAuto
      The light will not reset until the cause is repaired. If the ABS light is on it is not because you rotated the tires. There are fault codes stored that relate to the cause. So, call it a dummy light all you want but it is on for a reason.
  • dominick
    dominick - 1992 Chrysler Imperial - Brakes - 4/30/2011
    When applying brakes. fluid is pushed up thru both master cylinder caps.Is my booster creating to much pressure?
    69,000 mile young. when someone pushes on the brakes you can see fluid coming out of master cylinder caps.
  • Rich
    Rich - 2003 Chrysler Concorde - Brakes - 4/20/2011
    Installing front brake pad abutment clips on lower guide rail with grooves worn in at pad contact ?
    I'm replacing the front rotors & pads on 2003 Chry. concorde LXi /c ABS. The lower pad guide rail has goove worn in where the old pads contacted it. The new Centric pads came with small abutment shims. with instructions to intall them on the bottom tang of the pad. ...
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