2002 Dodge Caravan SE brakes noise

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by sunny, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. sunny

    sunny Guest

    Hello all,

    Is it normal that my van is starting to sqeak out noises from the rear drum
    brakes?
    I have 39 000 km so far. Do I need to replace them so soon?

    Thanks
     
    sunny, Nov 13, 2003
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  2. sunny

    damnnickname Guest

    Cant hear the noise you are refering to!! But to be safe why not have the
    brakes checked? depending on driving habbits/conditions-----city driving====
    you could need them replaced
    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
     
    damnnickname, Nov 13, 2003
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  3. sunny

    StevJensen Guest

    "sunny" wrote
    The guide rails that the pads ride in have gotten corroded.
    Remove calipers and pads. Scrape rails clean. Apply a thin coat
    of brake lubricant(not regular grease) to the rails. Reassemble.

    You may (or may not) need to replace the pads, but you can only
    tell by looking and seeing if they are worn.
     
    StevJensen, Nov 14, 2003
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  4. sunny

    Mike Behnke Guest

    StevJensen;

    Rear brakes. Drums. No pads, Shoes. No rails, pivot points.

    Rear brakes are probably in need of service and adjustment, or are
    glazed and may require replacement.

    Sunny, do you "ride" the brakes?
     
    Mike Behnke, Nov 14, 2003
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  5. sunny

    StevJensen Guest

    Mike Behnke wrote


    Really?? Drums *only* is an option on SE??
    Mine has a drum & shoes, but it is only for the parking brake.
    NOT the main brake system which is disk and pads.
    Incidentally, I have had to fix this problem twice.
     
    StevJensen, Nov 17, 2003
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  6. sunny

    Doug Guest

    Rear drums brakes on the Se as an option?
    I don't think so.
    Instead they are standard equipment on the SE.
    At least that's what my SE has and it's what the factory tech manual
    says....

    Doug
     
    Doug, Nov 18, 2003
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  7. sunny

    StevJensen Guest

    Doug wrote
    I did not remember 4-wheel disks as being an option.
    Looking in the book, I got the 4-wheel disks with the AWD.
    They are not an option when you get the AWD setup.
    It seems you have to have the "Sport" or above to get the
    4-wheel disks otherwise.

    My bad.
     
    StevJensen, Nov 19, 2003
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