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  1. Is there Reviews on all the Rotor/Brake Options available?

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    Trying to search the forum for the generally regarded "best" option to replace the pads and rotors on my 2013 GC with the HD Brakes. Rock Auto Has Centric, Raybestos and Powerstop. My wife is the daily driver (who is maddeningly has 2 modes: accelerating or stopping) But the big concern is the...
  2. 2010 T&C - Intermittent right front brake problem

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    I have a 2010 Town and Country, 4.0L SFI SOHC 6cyl, ~100,000 miles. Periodically, the right front brake will seem to drag while at highway speeds. It does overheat (to the point of smoking), and requires you to stop the vehicle and let it cool down. It will return to normal and not repeat the...
  3. 2003 town and country changed front brake pads van wheels locked up

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    pads went on like butter on some toast!!!! did not bleed brakes just pumped and now van is locked up and will not move at all forward or back which the transmission moved into forward and reverse fine but wheels locked solid. we tried to press more gas and it nudged but now metal shavings are...
  4. Steering knuckle 1998 town and country - drivers side

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    My steering knuckle has some serious impressions from my brake pads and it is sticking. My caliper also doesn't line up very well. I believe there may have been some warping. If anyone has a decent steering knuckle that will fit my 1998, please let me know. If you have a pair in good shape I'd...
  5. Help identifying which brakes I have (2012)

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    I have a 2012 T0wn and country (bought December 2011). Looking to replace the brakes I see there are multiple brake configurations. I attached a picture of my brakes (well the housing, I didn't want to pull them off without replacement parts on hand). From these can you help me identify if I...
  6. Brake pedal stuck when cruise control on, intermittently

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Hi all, for a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan (G motor if it matters) with 238,000 miles: Can't find this anywhere by searching forum or Google, was on a long trip from CA to Utah using cruise control. I tried to brake and the brake pedal was physically stuck! Cruise control did not disengage. This...
  7. Rear Brake rebuild

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Rear caliper is locked on 98 T&C Lxi (3rd gen) . My mechanic says I could tow it to him - but said replacing the whole shooting match is the way to go - the parts for the calipers, shoes, pads, bolts and boots were about $100. Is there a good guide somewhere? I looked thru the stickies and...
  8. changed the power steering reservoir and suddenly almost no brakes

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    My husband changed the reservoir in our daughters 07 Town and Counrty, he doesn't know if he knocked something loose because she left for work this morning and had no brakes. Now, usually my husband does a test drive after all of his mechanic work but didn't do it last night. Is there some kind...
  9. 2004 Grand Caravan Brake Bleed Procedure

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hi there, I have a 2004 anniversary edition grand caravan. When changing the front brake pads, do I need to open the bleeder valve before pushing the pistons back in to prevent damage to the ABS hydraulic controller? I have heard that it is fine to not open the bleeder valve, and just unscrew...
  10. Hello from Murphy, Texas

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    Lived a whole life of it it could happen, it would happen and usually at the most inopportune time, so I moved to a city that fit. Murphy, Texas. I work for a famous copier company that used Grand Caravans as service vehicles. After running the tires off the previous one I decided to take care...
  11. 2007 Rear brake pad orientation

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    The outboard pads have a long metal tab with a hook at the end attached to brake pads. Does this hook rest above or below where the pad meets the caliper. I find photos online showing both options. Does it matter? I am currently trying one above and the other below contact area. Please advise.
  12. Need Brake Mod help quick

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    This is a 2011 T&C So, I wanted to upgrade the front brakes to the 330mm after reading on here about it and our rotors were warped badly after only about 55K. I got the following parts: Reman calipers from Rockauto Slotted rotors and brake pads from BrakePerformance.com (terrible rotors, make...
  13. Brake failure after ABS engaged

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    I have a 2008 T&C with 125k miles. Normal braking works correctly, but lately when my ABS engages I loose all brake pressure. The pedal goes all the way to the floor with minimal amount of braking happening. The brakes don't recover after the ABS event, they remain soft. Haven't been able to...
  14. Carquest Wearever Platinum Professional Ceramic brake pads

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I just installed these 3 weeks ago. I went for the ceramics over the semi-metallic because the semi-metallic pads I was replacing lasted all of 22k miles. I wasn't sure why that was and wanted something that was going to last longer. It all started with a commotion on the way home from a...
  15. 2005 Grand Caravan: After market wheels pressing on caliper with new pads and rotors

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Our local tire shop (Les Schwab) has a deal where if you buy wheels and snow tires from them, they will swap them annually for free. So, last spring when I was taking our new snow tires off, they had some used wheels that they said would fit my car and I bought them. They worked great for the...
  16. 2006 Grand Caravan Abutment Clips on front brakes

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    My front brakes have no Abutment clips. I have looked around and I cannot find any for the 2006 Grand Caravan. Did this not come with the clips? Thanks
  17. My tale of woe. Brakes (?) CEL.... 2008 T&C HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    Hello all!! I have a 2008 Chrysler T&C stripped down model with 3.3 liter and 2nd row bench seat. I bought it used from a local non-Chrysler dealer 3 years ago and it's been fine for most of that time. Lately (5-6 months) I've been having a problem with what feels like the brakes sticking. I...
  18. '01 Intermittent Hard Brake Pedal

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hey everyone, this is my first time posting here. I have an issue with my '01 grand caravan, it has the 3.8L engine which was supposedly rebuilt about 20k miles ago. The van has 171k miles on the odometer. I turned wrenches for a living for several years so I know just enough to get myself...
  19. 2002 GC ES, Replaced front pads and rotors, now clicking when stopping...

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Howdy, I'm new to this forum. What a great resource! I searched the threads, but didn't find anything that answered my question. If you have a link to a thread I may have missed, then I'll check it out. Any idea why there is a clicking or "ticking" sound when applying the brakes on my 2002...
  20. rollin' on 16" and shaky brakes

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    I have been trying to find out information on the best brake rotors/pads replacement without replacing my 16" wheels (i.e. no HD upgrade). I got them shakes. Got em good. I am aware of the HD brake upgrade. Was planning on doing it, but buying rims + tires + brakes is a little too much $ for...
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