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gstst4
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Mar 26, 2014, 5:21 PM

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I have a 2010 Chrysler town & country 3.8 with 62000 miles. I am having rear brake problems. I had humming at high speeds and smelling of burning brakes on the passenger side. Then as time passed it switched to the driver's side. Changed brake pads and passenger side rotor which had wear grooves. Everything seemed fine for about a month. Now the sound is back along with the smell back on the passenger's side. I've read that it could be the guide pins causing the sticking brakes, or could it be the caliber?


(This post was edited by carjunky on Apr 11, 2014, 10:31 PM)


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Mar 26, 2014, 5:50 PM

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Could be caliper, seized guide pins, faulty brake hose, parking brake is on, and/or parking brake cables are seized causing something like that. Did you lubricate the slide pins when you had it apart?





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gstst4
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Mar 26, 2014, 6:19 PM

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No I'm sure I didn't. I feel I should just replace the caliber. That parking brake is tricky to deal with. I think that's the hardest part replacing the caliber besides bleeding the brakes after.


gstst4
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Mar 26, 2014, 6:23 PM

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I'll grease the guide pins first before I do anything and check everything over.


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Mar 26, 2014, 6:28 PM

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Make sure the pins slide back and forth when you remove the caliper. If they do, then remove them and put some brake grease on them.

Inspect the caliper parking brake arm on the caliper before you remove the caliper and make sure it is all the way released.





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Mar 27, 2014, 6:04 AM

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Yes, lube with proper lube every time. Also - do something to one side do the same to the other. You said you just did passenger pads and rotor - not so good an idea and doesn't save anything in the long run,


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gstst4
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Mar 27, 2014, 2:20 PM

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No I did replace the padson both sides, but only replaced the rotor on the right side. Lubricated the guide pins. Mind you the smell of the brakes and hot wheel is not constant. It happens only at high speeds once in a while. Hopefully the grease will do the job. Any other suggestions welcome.


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 27, 2014, 3:03 PM

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Pins when lubed and good should just slide in your hands. What is harder to know if piston is intermittently sticking and about to freeze up or even flex hoses that can let pressure in but not out so that brake will drag if so.


Parking brake anything matters as well as I think this one uses a cam inside the caliper and is sprung to be off not applied and should retract to complete OFF. Wheels should spin free when hoisted with either rotor fastened or wheel back on. No drag.


If anytime you find one side of brake pads or shoes for drums worn more than the other side there's a problem to fix not just replace them pads and rotors even. Gotta find out why one was different - it's brakes - no games!


One thing that is real bad for brake caliper is if they get submersed in water for any reason. They really are NOT water tight and any moisture between dust boot/seal can easily corrode piston or caliper wall and ruin them but cute as that happens much later than right before they get dunked if so, not just road spray from driving in the rain for instance,


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jzr
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Nov 27, 2015, 11:45 AM

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Bad design. Chrysler physicists paid to figure out half life of engineering materials that are fed into stochastic algorithms in order to determine future maintenance revenues on vehicle repair. In other words promising Nordstrom on a 7-11 budget. Forget all the spilled milk discussions here. Get higher grade materials all around - Cross-Drilled and Slotted rotors, Ceramic pads, heavier duty calipers and your nightmare will be over. YOU have to re-engineer the solution. After review of all the "advice" (okay), it will never resolve your problem, which is actually based on figuring out what is going to break next because of "UNPREDICTABLE" results engineering from Chrysler. Correction, what is PREDICTABLE is that this engineering is calculated to fail in the short term. If you don't follow this advice you will constantly be trying to figure out "now what is wrong" with your brakes, besides trying to figure out why did I buy this engineered lemon.


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Nov 27, 2015, 12:12 PM

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Bad design. Chrysler physicists paid to figure out half life of engineering materials that are fed into stochastic algorithms in order to determine future maintenance revenues on vehicle repair.


Wow, we got a real genius on our hands here.

I hear Chrysler is looking to hire more physicists to design their cars. Maybe you should apply.

You might want to find out what a physicist is first though. Maybe you could invent Nuclear drive.



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Nov 28, 2015, 8:05 AM

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