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Sounds like a flat tire...but the tire is not flat

Our town and country was parked on a hill, half on pavement, and half on grass, for a week. While it was parked there temperatures were extreme and upwards of 100 degrees. When we returned from vacation to drive the van, there was a "clunking" sound coming from the rear tire, and the "perform service" light comes on?

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Hi there!

I think your trusty steed may have thrown a shoe!

Seriously, I think the lining on the rear (handbrake operated) pads may have attatched to the disks, and when released, preferred to stay stuck to the disk rather than it's backing.

This would cause the brake sensors to indicate a worn pad.

Either way, you need your rear brakes looked at soon.

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Thanks.

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