Question about 1999 Dodge Neon
I had someone change squeaking front brake pads for me. After driving for a couple miles and then braking the front right passenger caliper would not release...smoke billowed out of wheel well accompanied by a horrible smell! After 2 sets of brake pads(melted the first set),2 calipers(thought the first one was bad), the flexible gas hose, and a quart and a half of brake fluid I am about ready to strangle someone, lol!!!! I am thinking that perhaps I need a master cylinder? Any help thrown my way would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Anonymous on
I would have said a seized caliper but if you changed that and it still did it then I would assume it's ur master BUT... if it was your master then both calipers would be lazy. I would check the lines to the problem caliper for kinks or pinches. Also check your proportioning valve
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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
Front, remove the hold down clip, should be a 7mm or a 45 torx bit to get the slider pins out. If you are not sure what you are doing, please spend a little money and have a pro do it for your safety, and the safety of others around you.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
SOURCE: brakes seizing up
You may have contaminated brake fluid. The fluid gets too hot, caused the fluid to expand and lock up your brakes. once it cools it will allow you to move. Flush the brake system, start at the wheel farthest from the master cylinder and bleed the system until all the old dirty fluid is out. Just allow it to gravity bleed, don't waste your time doing the pump and release method. It only gives your buddy a sore foot and if you miscue you **** air back into the line.
Let me know if I can help you with any more info or guidance.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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