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I have a 2008 Chrysler T & C minivan. We are on a road trip and the rear brake pads have hung up twice causing the rotors to get red hot. I have been able to free them up by tapping on them with a hammer. I do not believe it is the calipers, so my thought is to take the pads off and clean the corrosion and rust of where they slide against the claiper housing...Any thoughts?

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It might be that the calipers are dragging, but lets try something first, jack up the back of the van and put some kind of support under it ( safety first ) and wile turning the rear wheels by hand have some one apply the brakes the wheel should stop immediately and then wile keeping presser on the wheel in the direction you were turning them release the brake pedal the wheel should release instantly (also the wheel should spin free if not it could be as you suggested that the sliders are stuck) if the wheel does not release instantly open the bleeder on the caliper if the wheel still does not release then you need to replace the caliper. if the wheel does release with the bleeder open then it is either the rubber brake hose that is going from the body to the rear caliper or the master cylinder.....good luck and i hope you get to enjoy the rest of your trip

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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