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2002 Dodge Dakota front brakes

The front brakes are sticking after about 10 miles of city use.The truck then starts shaking in the front wheels and the vechicle slows.When you mash in the clutch you can feel the friction. The brakes work fine up to about 10 miles.When the brakes start sticking you have to stop and let it sit a good while,then it will return to normal.Then the process starts all over again. I sent the truck to the garage and they found nothing wrong with it.The garage is not far away and the brakes where not sticking when I left it.I was told(not by mechanic) to pull the abs fuse and see it that would help.I did and the abs,engine,and brake light came on. The speedometer stop working also.It seem to help the brake situation but I left with all these lights on and the speedometer don't work. Please respond, I thank you for hearing me out and welcome your advice for me.

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The 2002 Dakota has something defective with the front brakes, even after chugging out calipers, has to be something with the computer and/ or abs system. Chrysler service is in complete denial that a problem has ever been reported, even though a recall was issued for a similar problem in the 2006 Dakota. Google around and you'll find instances of bearings melting and catching the whole wheel on fire. Still as long as their is no recall there's nothing you can do. He dealer service dept told me more than once that it costs to investigate, and there is nothing they can do of it doesn't happen while it's there. As you should know, this is not a problem that comes about at a known time. Good luck

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It is moisture in the brake fluid. Drain the fluid from the reservoir (a squeeze bottle and a short length of tubing will do it), fill with fresh brake fluid from a sealed container and bleed the brakes. The polyalkyl glycol in the brake fluid soaks up moisture readily and when the brakes get hot, the moisture expands causing the brakes to drag. If you left the top off the bottle of brake fluid or the reservoir for any length of time, this could have done it.

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Hey i have had the same problem so replaced the front brake rotor pads calipers and lines only to have the warp again within 100 miles

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You could have warped rotors wich the pads and abs system ride on if there barely warped it takes them a while to warm up and start grabbing also you can make sure the studs of the piston's arnt to tight or that the pistons or brake pads them selves arnt damaged

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