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  • brad
    brad - 2004 Chrysler Pacifica - Brakes - 11/1/2012
    I have got a 2004 pacifica an now the lights on the dash are on one is a car with it looks like skid marks an the brake
    light is on an now the heater dont work. it wont light up or nothing what could it be now.
    0 answer
  • tenmenracing
    tenmenracing - 2005 Chrysler Pacifica - Brakes - 10/27/2012
    Every once and awhile the tail lights on my car stay on, any ideas why?
    • tenmenracing
      10/27/2012 tenmenracing
      they will shut off if I go and open and close the rear hatch. but that is a pain. is there a sensor in the rear hatch door?
  • Julie Stitt
    Julie Stitt - 1999 Chrysler Cirrus - Brakes - 10/16/2012
    The ABS light is on. The brake fluid level is ok. Could the emergency brake not be all the way off? Check what else?
    The ABS light is on all the time. It sounds like some brake might be on a little bit when driving - making a rubbing noise. The engine sounds ok when the car is not moving. No other warning lights are on.
    • RC
      10/16/2012 RC
      Need to read the ABS code. Could be a wheel speed sensor.
      10/16/2012 Julie Stitt
      Thanks, I'll have to go to a shop to read the code.
  • jason
    jason - 2008 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 10/8/2012
    Why does the parking brake light on the dash come on while driving?
    hand brake light comes on and goes off the entire time I am driving.60,000 miles,no prior work done related to this.
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/8/2012 HouseCallAuto
      See if the brake fluid reservoir is low on brake fluid. It may have gone down far enough to trip the float circuit. Out side ambient temperature dropped in most of the USA in the last few days and that makes the brake fluid occupy less space causing the float to sink a mm or two.
      10/8/2012 jason
      Great,I will check that out a.s.a.p.,thank you very much.
      12/13/2012 mcbenis
      I've got the same issue in my 2012 T&C. Topped off the fluid and the light still comes on and stays on while driving. Any other thoughts?
  • Dennis
    Dennis - 2006 Chrysler Pacifica - Brakes - 9/19/2012
    How do i know whether or not my brake rotors need to be turned or replaced?
    • CVO
      9/19/2012 CVO
      1.If the rotors were badly damaged by a worn pad ( down to the metal ), and there is not much thickness left due to the turned, then the rotors need to be replaced.

      2. " Basically ", when the brake pads are replace, the rotors are need to be turned for a better braking.
      9/19/2012 Dennis
      Thank You for your reply.
      9/19/2012 CVO
      Thank you for using
  • frets
    frets - 2000 Chrysler 300M - Brakes - 9/17/2012
    Have no brake lights when the brake pedal is pushed in
    i checked the fuses and change the switch that is above the brake pedal. still no brake light. could there be a senor that giving me the problem.
    • RC
      9/17/2012 RC
      Do you have voltage at the switch, and have you checked the fuses?
  • johnm
    johnm - 1997 Chrysler Cirrus - Brakes - 9/4/2012
    How to replace hydraulic brake lines?
    Brake fluid leaks.
    0 answer
  • Stump007
    Stump007 - 2005 Chrysler Sebring - Brakes - 9/2/2012
    Why do my brakes feel soft after I replaced rotors and pads
    When the rotors and pads were replaced there was no loss of fluids nor is there any leaking. With the softness when the pedal is depressed and gets harder on the second depression you would assume there is air in the line. Can't think of how this would happen or if ...
    • Bill
      9/2/2012 Bill
      don't think about it, simply bleed each caliper.
  • diamondtia
    diamondtia - 1993 Chrysler New Yorker - Brakes - 9/1/2012
    I have a 1993 new yorker 5th avenue 3.3 and just bought a 1988 new yorker landau 3.0 L.
    Will the parts such as the brake pads, rotors, struts, rear springs, etc. all interchange between the two cars? Also, I don't think it will, but will the transmissions interchange?
    • joe
      9/1/2012 joe
      doesn't matter. take them both to the scrap yard
  • pook5
    pook5 - 2005 Chrysler Crossfire - Brakes - 8/30/2012
    How much would it cost if i just want my front brake pads replaced
    Squeak when i brake for past month
  • jack sun
    jack sun - 2009 Chrysler Town & Country - Brakes - 8/30/2012
    2009 town and country brakes
    changed both front brake pads. changed both rear rotors and pads. did not open any lines. when i went to test brakes they are spongy opened hood and found brake fluid seemingly everywhere below the master cylinder reservoir. the master cylinder reservoir was ...
    • Jimm
      8/28/2012 Jimm
      You may have forced fluid into the power booster unit. Though the master cylinder is typically sealed - the extra hydraulic pressure may have forced some fluid back into the brake booster diaphragm unit.
      Try this step first - disconnect and plug the vacuum line (hose) to the power brake booster. Then, test the brake pedal for 'feel'. Is there a change? Post a reply as 'add answer' with your results.
      8/29/2012 jack sun
      tks for the response, i took the car down to the autolab to have them bleed the brakes.
      30 dollars. decided that i would learn more by letting them bleed the brakes.. as they let me
      hang around the car while they work.....
      a small amount of air present.... the brakes work fine now.. i could have bled the brakes myself,
      still, i felt that having them do it i would know what if anything needed to be done next.
      thank you again for your response.
      5/11/2014 AutoMD Member
      I have a similar problem. Can u tell me what kind of pedal feel would indicate a problem with the power booster and what kind wouldn't. After disconnecting and reconnecting the vacuum line.
      5/11/2014 AutoMD Member
      I have a similar problem. Can u tell me what kind of pedal feel would indicate a problem with the power booster and what kind wouldn't. After disconnecting and reconnecting the vacuum line.
    • Jimm
      8/30/2012 Jimm
      Check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps to bleed the brake system - along with many videos for all types of repair and diagnosis work.
  • duckman
    duckman - 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Brakes - 8/21/2012
    Both the right and left brakes lights do not work.
    The middle one does. Ive replaced bulbs and checked fuses..all good. Any idea what now? The right rear was in a minor fender bender but electrical looks good. Any ideas what to check now?
    • Walter Mckinney
      8/21/2012 Walter Mckinney
      There is a recall on exterior lights , if this is not covered , please post if you find answer
  • letty
    letty - 2002 Chrysler 300M - Brakes - 8/21/2012
    Why my brake pulsate?
    It happen when hit the brake
    0 answer
  • msmith9010
    msmith9010 - 1992 Chrysler New Yorker - Brakes - 8/19/2012
    Keep havivg problems with keeping it filled with brake fluid now i have no brakes
    i have a brake line leak in the rear of the car i fill the master cylinder with brake fluid and it leaks out casing air in the brake lines now i have no brakes
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/18/2010 HouseCallAuto
      You have to replace the rotted section of brake line with double flares and unions and bleed the brakes. Sometimes the area you have to get access to is a real nightmare though. Some are not.

      Kevin - HouseCall Auto Mechanics
    • msmith9010
      3/22/2010 msmith9010
      yeah im pretty sure its above the gas tank because u cant see it leaking anywhere i've replaced the front brakes twice last year and i haven't had back brakes the whole time
    • john
      8/19/2012 john
      check the master boostercan ,your fluid can also be lost though the vacum side and the engine will burn it ,pull the line off the can and stick a pencil down the hole and pull it out and see if it has fluid on it. if it does the booster is shot if it dry your leak is down the line