Is This Part Necessary to Stop my Car?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Zentraleinheit, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. My 96 Eagle Vision TSI is leaking brake fluid from the driver side rear
    proportioning valve.

    However, my service center told me that while the rusted rear brake line has
    to be replaced, the valve is to only be removed and not replaced.

    They told me this was due to a design change in the LH series.

    Is it true that this rear proportioning valve in no longer necessary, and my
    car's brake system will be as safe as it was with valve as it will now be
    without it?
    Zentraleinheit, Sep 4, 2004
  2. Zentraleinheit

    Richard Guest

    Does your car have anti-lock brakes?

    Richard, Sep 4, 2004
  3. Does your car have anti-lock brakes

    Yes my car has 4 wheel disk, anti-lock, and Traction control

    But, I had to pull the fuse that control it back in March because it would
    always engage and not disengage.
    Zentraleinheit, Sep 4, 2004
  4. I don't know for sure, but I'm extremely skeptical of this claim. Removing
    the proportioning valve usually makes the rear wheels lock earlier/easier.
    Also, 1996 was the next-to-last year for your car's configuration; most of
    the design changes occurred between '93 and '95. I could be wrong, but if
    your service center cannot provide satisfactory documentation of this
    "design change" in the form of a Technical Service Bulletin published by
    Chrysler, I would (a) take the car elsewhere and (b) insist that the brake
    system be restored to its original configuration.
    Daniel J. Stern, Sep 4, 2004
  5. It was not the service center that wanted to leave off the rear
    proportioning valve.

    In fact there first estimate included a new valve.

    But, when they went to order it, they were told that accourding to my VIN
    number that the valve should not be replaced - Just removed.

    The problem is (as it always is) comes down to money, I save $110.00 by not
    haveing the valve replaced.

    But, then again I do like to stop before I rear-end somebody :)
    Zentraleinheit, Sep 4, 2004
  6. Zentraleinheit

    mic canic Guest

    ahhh NO
    mic canic, Sep 5, 2004
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