WHEN I HAD WHEELS ROTATED.THEY TOLD ME WHEEL CYLINDERS ARE LEAKING, 2000 DODGE CARAVAN, WHAT KIND OF BRAKES DOES IT HAVE ON FRONT AND BACK, W? WAS TOLD BRAKES ARE STILL GOOD BUT THE LEAKING FLUID WOULD PUDDLE IN THE CYLINDERS AND RUIN THE BRAKES, HOW HARD IS IT TO DO THE WORK MYSELF AND HOW? THANKS
Not a hard job, but like all things you better know what your doing. Replacing the wheel cylinders is easy but then you need to bleed the brake system of air bubbles. There are plenty of sources for this so just do some research. I have found the brake system weak on my 2000 caravan, so I need to do some research on better components.
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Hi Alicia,how is your brake fluid?Usually just changing front brake shoes requires no bleeding since the brake line was not open,how were your brakes before you changed the pads,if fluid is low,maybe back wheel cylinders are leaking.Front calibers could be bad,or even master cylinder,need more info.
If releasing the parking brake does not get the rear wheels to release, then you either have a parking brake cable that is badly corroded and sticking, or you have internal problems in the rear brakes like broken springs, etc that are jamming the brakes. You will have to inspect your rear brakes and paking brake cables to find out which it is.
You should be able to pull on the parking brake cable and get movement easily. It depends on if your Caravan is equipped with front disc and rear drum brakes or if it is equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes. If it has 4-wheel disc, then you could also have a bad rear caliper.
Inspect the rear brake drums for brake fluid leakage. You may have popped the pistons out of the brake slave cylinders. I would jack up the rear of the car, remove the wheels, pull off the brake drums and do an inspection. You may have to replace the slave cylinders and bleed the brakes before you can move the car.
Once the tire is removed you need a set of HEX sockets with ratchet and a C-clamp to compress the cylinders with one old shoe between the clamp and cylinder.Hope this helps..........Make sure to apply energ brake and block rear wheels front and back.
no, but he could have disturbed dust that can cause the brakes to lock. He might have also loosened the adjuster. Take drums off and reinspect for dust, fluid leaks, and adjustment. You could also try backing up and braking several times to let the brakes adjust up tighter.
bad master cylinder would be my first guess. also check if the fluid reservoir is empty, check if the rear wheel cylinder leaking. check if the front calipers are leaking also check the bleeder valves on the calipers and rear wheel cylinders to make sure they are not leaking. if everything is looking good top off brake fluid level and bleed the brakes.
More than likely this is a stuck wheel cylinder.It is best to replace wheel cylinders in pairs however. Your best bet would be to remove all your wheels and tires and inspect the brake system.I hope I could help...
check to see if your wheel cylinders are leaking, then check for leaks at the brake lines, if no leaks, have the brakes bled properly there maybe air in the lines. you have to do both wheels, front to front, back to back, check master cylinder.
I can't stress this enough, but please do not attempt such a repair, especially a brake repair if you are not a qualified mechanic. Next thing you know your Van wont stop because you were unable to successfully bleed the brakes, or something along those lines.