Question about 2002 Dodge Stratus
I have a 2002 dodge stratus 2.7 V6, and recently its been shaking the wheel at a low speed, i don't know if i need a wheel alignment or the wheel hub might be broken, i had this car for almost 2 years and i change the brake rotors and i know i need to change the break right now but i feel it a lilkte more than just the brakes, any ideas ?
Does it shake all the time, or only when you use the brakes ?
A slow speed shake without using the brakes is most often a bad tire. The alignment only affects how the car steers.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Stratus Squeaks
I would check the lower control arm bushings and sway bar bushings for the squeak,and the shaken when breaking means you have warped rotors,if it shakes in the steering wheel its the frt,if the whole car shakes then it usaaly means it is in the rear rotorsor drums.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
SOURCE: Jerks while applying brakes
It sound s reasonable. Essentially besides probably having worn brake pads,the brake rotors are probably warped giving you that brake pulsation . .Beware that the rear brakes can also cause pulsation, so be sure a thorough diagnosis is performed
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
You do not require a mechanic to do this job. lst remove any wheel front or back. You probably have front disk and drum on the back.
To remove the rotor, you will see two bolts holding brake capalier on the rotor. Remove these and pry the capalier from the rotor. Now you need to remove the pads. Simple to remove, but when replacing you need a 6 inch c clamp to force the pressure mechanism back into the rotor in order to replace the pads. Remove the rotors and have them researfaced any any machine shop. Cost around $10 per rotor. Pick you up some antisizing compound and high temp grease. Follow instructions on the label. Now remove a back wheel, if you do not see a rotor then its a drum. To remove a drum you will need a several tools to replace the drums. Purchase these at Harbor Freight or Sears. Much cheaper at Harbor freight. Now remove the other wheel and repair one wheel at a time, by checking back wsith the wheel that has not been disambled. Before replacing have the drums reserfaced. Now once the job is completed you need to tighten up the wheel by using the special tool which you purchased. Tighten a little at a time AND ONCE THE WHEEL becomes hard to turn back off a turn. Do the same thing to the other wheel. May take you all day to do the job. But it's the way I learned to do a brake job. Hope this is helpful.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
jack up the car take the wheels off the caliper which holds the pads need to come off usally 2 bolts if you are replacing the rotors you may have to hit them with a hammer to break the free if they have little clips on the rotors you can grabb the clips with pliers and take them off you do not need to replace them make sure you push the pistons on the calipers back in clean and lube the pins and the any where the rest on the knuckle do get lube on the rotors put it all back together do the same on the otherside before you start the car pump the brakes until a good pedal then you are good to go i hope this helps you
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
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