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2004 PT cruiser anti-lock brake question

I just replaced the front pads and rotors on my 2004 PT cruiser, and I just took it for a test drive. Something definitely isn't right. I've done disc brake jobs many times, but this is the first time on this vehicle. The brake pedal actually moves up and down when I stop. I've never actually experienced the anti-lock brake functioning, but it feels like it might be stuck on if this is even possible. I have no brake warning lights on the dash, and nothing out of the ordinary. Maybe I screwed something up when I pushed the caliper piston back to make room for everything. I took the lid off the brake fluid resevoir and took some out to make room, then pushed the pistons back, while watching the fluid to make sure it didn't overflow. Any thoughts? I just tried disconnecting the battery for a while, hoping (probably vainly, I know) that it might resolve something, but I haven't reconnected it yet. 2002 PT cruiser- ABS, Brake and Traction off light are on and do not go off. This was after trying to go up a ice covered street.

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I got warning light on the dash board, looks like exclamation mark in brackets. Could anyone tell me what is it, please.

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Did you replace the rotors... if the pedal is pulsing that's usually an indication of a warped router

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Replace front brake pads


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I have a 2003 pt cruiser and my brakes keep screaming, my dad checked both the back and front brake pads/drums but said that they were fine but would soon need to change the front pads. he also said that...


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When replacing the brakes, be sure to pay close attention the the sliders and that they are cleaned and lubricated properly as they allow the brake pad to move away from the rotor after braking.

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Making scraping noise when coming to stop


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Apr 10, 2010 | 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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What type of brakes do I have on my 2002 pt cruiser


You have disc brakes on the front. Check you local library for a Chiltons or Hayes repair manul for step-by-step instructions on how to replace pads and check your rotors for abnormal wear

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2003 PT Cruiser: Scraping Metal sound from BACK left tire area when braking


My rear brakes were making the same sound for over one year. My rear shoes were hard as a stone or glazed. The pads did not look worn, but they made the medal-on-medal sound when I braked. It was pretty loud.

I replaced the brakes shoes and the problem went away. I replaced the shoes myself in about a hour. They were not hard to figure out.

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Shaking while braking at speeds 40 mph +


Anti-lock brakes mean the car shakes when the brake is applied. Try pumping the brakes.

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