Question about 2000 Dodge Caravan
The front wheel was smoking and it seemed that the brakes were engaged while driving
-collapsed brake hose, restricting fluid flow causing opposite brake to work harder building excess heat
Posted on May 08, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have the brake pads been so very work they are down to the metal? This could cause the caliper piston to extend too far and not be able to retract properly.
Calipers Fail mostly from a cut in the rubber boot around the pistion dirt and debris get in there and rust the piston and it cannot retract properly Do they retract after they cool Down? if so the brake fluid has "boiled" if brake fluid is not changed about every 24,000 miles condensation builds up and lowers the boiling point of the brake fluid causing this problem.
Tell me does it happen after a long drive or siting a long time in heavy bumper to bumper traffic in hot summer weather? I recommend a complete brake fluid flush an change the calipers with NEW ones ot rebuilt and use dielectric grease on all points of metal to metal contact between the caliper an the mount bracket and thee ends of thee pada n the slide points they ride on and the pins that go through thecaliper and thread into the mount only dielectric not regular grease it will cause sticking and a worse problem than you have now.
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
They're turning hot because you clamped off the rear lines. Now the fronts are being overworked - they're heating up because they're doing 100% of the stopping instead of the usual 70% or so. Replace the line and bleed the system before you destroy your entire braking system.
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
Check the brakes. You may have a caliper dragging due to lack of preventative maintenance. If you never flushed the brake fluid every couple years,the caliper piston could be rusted and sticking.
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
check the vacuum actuator, make sure there is vacuum to it
Posted on Mar 16, 2010
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