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  • R.Cook
    R.Cook - 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 - Brakes - 1/23/2011
    Why are my bakes grinding and slowing my truck down without pressing the brake pedal?
    I have approx. 73,000 miles on my truck! I have already changed my pads, rotors, and calipers! I noticed the problem about a week ago! I have no dummy lights on! I think my anti-lock brakes r not working!
     
    • brian
      1/23/2011 brian
      maybe your calipers are hanging up
  • Marty
    Marty - 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 1/22/2011
    How do i replace front brake pads
     
    • J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR
      Safety Tip:
      Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.



      1
      Park your vehicle on a solid level surface. Set the parking brake and chock the rear wheels.
      2
      Using a jack, lift up the front of your vehicle. Every vehicle comes from the factory with a jack. To locate and properly use this jack, see your owner's manual. The owner's manual will inform you where the recommended jacking location is located.
      3
      Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. The pinch welds and the frame are the two best locations. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
      4
      Remove the front wheels by removing the lugs nuts that are holding them on. To do this, you will need to find the correct size socket and large ratchet or tire iron and turn them counter clockwise. If your vehicle is equipped with hub caps (plastic covers over the wheels), these will need to be removed to access the lug nuts.
      5
      Locate the brake caliper. Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts or pins.
      6
      Swivel the caliper up and away from the brake rotor and working area. Make sure you do not kink or pinch any brake lines. Do not disconnect the brake line.
      7
      Remove the brake pads, lift out any anti squeal shims that may be present.
      8
      Press the caliper piston back into the housing.
      9
      Install the new pads into the caliper in reverse of how they were removed. If you have shims you will need to spray anti-squeak lubricant on the back before installation.
      10
      Install the caliper back onto the brake rotor and torque the caliper bolts to the manufacture specification. Press the brake pedal to move the piston outward.
      11
      Repeat steps 5 through 10 for the other side.
      12
      Install the wheel and torque the lug nuts to the manufacturer's specification in a star pattern.
      13
      Remove jack stands and lower vehicle to the ground.
      14
      Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder. Add fluid if necessary.
      15
      Verify that you have a solid brake pedal. Drive your vehicle at 15mph increments and apply the brakes 2 to 4 times to break in the new pads.
      16
      Road test vehicle, break in new pads.
  • Tony
    Tony - 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 - Brakes - 1/4/2011
    Both brakes lites on dash are flashing
    rear speed senser has been replaced as well as antilock control modual
     
    • James Vaughn
      1/4/2011 James Vaughn
      were the lights reset after the repairs were made? i assume the lights were on before or u wouldn't have replaced these parts. what did the codes read when they were read?
    • Tony
      1/4/2011 Tony
      Code refered to rear senser at first
    • Tony
      1/4/2011 Tony
      also replaced master cylnder
    • James Vaughn
      1/4/2011 James Vaughn
      did u have the codes cleared after the work was completed?
      James Vaughn
      1/4/2011 Tony
      yes
    • James Vaughn
      1/4/2011 James Vaughn
      what do the codes read now? the same thing as before?
      James Vaughn
      1/4/2011 James Vaughn
      i'm asking so you won't be replacing parts you may not need to replace. did u get the codes read and start replacing the sensors it told you were faulty? example: an abs light coming on could be the abs module but more likely not. were there symptoms before other than the lights?
    • Tony
      1/4/2011 Tony
      I am going to have to get to you, this is on a truck that I own that my son drives. --so I am not sure were we are with the actual code but I will find out.
    • James Vaughn
      1/4/2011 James Vaughn
      ok just let me know
  • bud
     
    • James Vaughn
      1/2/2011 James Vaughn
      a ceramic pad set up with definitely vented rotors. this helps the brakes cool faster for a longer life.
      James Vaughn
      1/2/2011 bud
      thanks james
    • James Vaughn
      1/2/2011 James Vaughn
      no problems. these parts are more expensive than the standard o.e. parts but are worth it in the long run.
  • Moe
    Moe - 1998 Dodge Caravan - Brakes - 1/1/2011
    My van has no brakes.
    I can not drive the van. It is leaking brake fluid.
     
    • CVO
      1/1/2011 CVO
      Tow the car to the brake shops.
    • James Vaughn
      1/1/2011 James Vaughn
      where is the leak coming from? the master cylinder? the inside of the tires? or did u want advice on what to do if you don't have brakes? if so follow CVO's advice to the letter
  • ptatsoc
    ptatsoc - 1996 Dodge Intrepid - Brakes - 12/30/2010
    What does loaded and semi-loaded mean for brake calipers
    I have a brake caliper that sticks and makes the pads drag I just went through a set of pads in less than 10k miles rotor is ok just need to know what loaded and semi-loaded calipers are.
     
    • david
      12/30/2010 david
      loaded has pads with it semi dont have pads
  • larry22
    larry22 - 1994 Dodge Dakota - Brakes - 12/29/2010
    I need a caliber bracket for my 94 dodge and where can i find a bracket ?
    i tryed every place in town and have had no luck plz help me its the bracket that holds the caliber
     
  • Justwondering
    Justwondering - 2000 Dodge Caravan - Brakes - 12/18/2010
    I have no brake lights at all...none of the three...just happened....any ideas
    did have a huge snowstorm here and the van is very low to the ground.....all of the other lights are working...just no brake lights!!!!
     
  • Dave R.
    Dave R. - 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 12/17/2010
    Right front brake Grinds when I come to a stop.
    New Rotors & Pads
     
  • lefty
    lefty - 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 12/12/2010
    E-BRAKE LIGHT /ABS LIGHT ON
    CHECKED REAR BRAKES DRUMS MOVE FREELY
     
    • yboy82
      12/12/2010 yboy82
      Did you also check your brake fluid level? If you already do, try to diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to determine if there is a stored trouble code in your vehicle.
  • mickey
    mickey - 2003 Dodge Durango - Brakes - 12/11/2010
    Driven betwin 60&70, I aply the braks and it starts simeing
     
    • justins1stchoice
      12/11/2010 justins1stchoice
      your brake rotors are warpped. you need to have your rotors machined or replaced.
  • Mr. A
    Mr. A - 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 12/8/2010
    I have a 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan as shown above. Problems: Many to list (electrical) Immediate concern: Brakes.
    Right front brake locks up and smokes while the vehicle is in motion recently. This is a new problem. It started about two weeks ago and has not gone away. The check engine is on and has been on quite sometime for a different reason. Once in a while there is no ...
     
    • RC
      12/8/2010 RC
      When you work on brakes, it is always a good idea to perform the same functions on both sides. Whatever you do to the right front you should also do to the left front. Did you only replace pads on the right front? Did you replace or machine the brake rotors?
  • Spencer
    Spencer - 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 12/2/2010
    Why does the emergency parking brake light come on while I'm driving?
    The parking brake is not engaged.
     
    • RC
      12/2/2010 RC
      Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder. On most vehicles, the dash brake light is activated when the parking lever is on or the brake fluid is low.
  • chet brace
    chet brace - 2008 Dodge Avenger - Brakes - 11/30/2010
    Brake light comes on followed by alarm, whats going on?
    while driving when braking a short time after the brakes are applied the light will appear and alarm will go off shortly after
     
    • Autobahn
      11/30/2010 Autobahn
      Check your brake fluid level first...if it ok then...

      On the side of your brake fluid reservoir you have an electrical connector that goes to a fluid level switch unplug that connector and drive around and observe. It has led me to believe that the sensor in the master cylinder may be failing. If you unplug the sensor and the brake light stays off, the sensor is faulty

      Also, is your parking brake pedal activated by hand or by foot? If it is one that you actuate with your foot, be sure to lift up on the pedal slightly to make sure that the pedal isn't partially on and causing the light
  • stormy5475
    stormy5475 - 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan - Brakes - 11/30/2010
    My 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan's Traction Control will turn itself off and the ABS light will come on while driving.
    Vehicle has 107000 miles. Symptoms started after brake fluid was added. Engine temperature does not seem to matter.
     
    • Kode_aurora
      11/30/2010 Kode_aurora
      when is the last time you replaced your brake pads . or rotor. worn brake pad or rotor on chryslers vehicle trigger the abs light to come on