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BRAKE PROBLEM FIFTH AVENUE, 6 CYL 3.3L, ODOMETER READING 49,293 MILES, AS OF NOVEMBER 7, 2011

1990 Chrysler New Yorker • 49,293 miles

Brake Problem
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 6 Cyl 3.3L | VIN # 1C3XY66R2LD703245, Odometer Reading 45,779 miles, Jan 2007. First Time: Front-end brakes repaired Cost $167.26 at a local Wheel & Brake Shop, in business over 18-years. Brake Problem right front passenger side Jan 2007; Brake Repair Front-end: DISC BRAKE SYSTEM... Front-end Only, brakes worked OK up until July 2007.

Second Time: Same brake problem July 16, 2007 after 373 miles of the above brake repair, Odometer Reading 46,152 Jul 16 2007. The New Right Front Passenger Side Caliper Ceased up, says the owner at the local Wheel & Brake Shop. Smoke was pouring profusely from the right front passenger side wheel, if one touched the hubcap it would burn them, I was charge $88.79 for the second repair. Brakes worked OK up until May 2010, I was out of town from December 19, 2009 to April 6, 2010.

Third Time: Same brake problem after 1,659 miles of the 2007 brake repair. After driving about 20 miles May 12, 2010 the right front passenger side wheel was smoking somewhat, i.E. To some extent. Odometer Reading 47,824 miles as of May 12, 2010. Didn't drive or move the car for 16-wks, that is about 4-months from December 15, 2009 to April 10, 2010 in the winter months. The same local Wheel & Brake Shop, checked the right front passenger side brakes and charge me $15.00, and I was told everything was OK.

Fourth Time: October 16, 2011 same brake problem after 3,141 miles of the July 16, 2007 brake repair, Odometer Reading 49,293 miles, as of October 16, 2011 and/or November 7, 2011. That is, it is still the right front passenger side brake. October 16, 2011 smoke was pouring profusely from the right front passenger side wheel.

The left front brake flex hose now 21-years old was not replaced when the front-end brake job was done Friday, Jan 26, 2007 and left front brake did not need to be replaced when the front-end brake job was done Friday, Jan 26, 2007.

The above is the brake history of my 1990 Chrysler and below is my Question.

What does your Chrysler Professionals think the problem is?
#1. Could it be: The Anti-Lock Brake Relay
#2. Could it be: The Right front wheel Brake Sensor – ABS, also known as the ABS Wheel Speed Sensor.
#3. Could it be: Anti-Lock Brake Control Module; The computer used to control an anti-lock braking system.

Lewis Souther, waiting for your professional answer.

PS I’m more than happy to upgrade my question to "donation" status, that is, if I get a reasonable reply and your system accepts debit cards.

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Lewis Souther
November 8, 2011.



Have you had the rubber hoses on the caliper replaced?

Billymac
Nov 8, 2011.
Replied on November 08, 2011.. 6: 44 PM ETS

Yes, the right front flex hose was replaced, repairs and parts as follows.

First Time: Front-end brakes repaired by Professionals
Wheel & Brake >>>> Repair Ticket: #43640 >>>> Friday Jan 26, 2007

Brake Parts Odometer : 45779
Front Brake Pads.$24.50 Norris Labor
Rotor's $16.62 X 2 = $33.24 Replace Ft Pads and Rotor's.$ 48.00
1-Caliper ft right.$18.20 Front Right Caliper.....$ 35.00
Total. Parts $75.94 Total... Labor $ 83.00
Total... Parts $ 75.94
Total Parts & Labor $158.94
Waste Disposal..$ 3.00
Rear Brakes: TAX.......$ 5.32
DRUM BRAKE SYSTEM.. OK via Norris TOTAL......$167.26

Second Time: Front-end brakes repaired by Professionals
Wheel & Brake >>> Repair Ticket: #44539 >>> Thursday July 17, 2007

Brake Parts Odometer : 46165
1-Caliper ft Right.$ N/C Norris Labor
(Warranty) Replace Right Front Caliper.$ N/C
Brake fluid.$ 3.00 Replace Right Front flex.$42.00
1-Right flex hose.$40.73 Total... Labor $42.00
Total. Parts $40.73 Total... Parts $40.73
Total Parts & Labor $82.73
TAX.......$ 3.06
TOTAL......$88.79

A copy of the car's front-end brake repair tickets.
Repair Cost $167.26 Ticket: #43640 >>>>>> Friday, Jan 26, 2007
Repair Cost $088.79 Ticket: #44539 >>> Thursday, July 17, 2007
Repair Cost $015.00 Ticket: #50449 >>> Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Total Cost $271.05 and the right front brake is still not fixed

Tiny
Lewis Souther
Nov 8, 2011.
Second Reply November 08, 2011.. 7: 15 PM ETS

Yes, the right front flex hose was replaced, repairs and parts as follows.

First Time: Front-end brakes repaired by Professionals
Wheel & Brake >>>> Repair Ticket: #43640 >>>> Friday Jan 26, 2007

Brake Parts................... Odometer: 45779
Front Brake Pads.$24.50................ Labor
Rotor's $16.62 X 2 = $33.24. Replace Ft Pads and Rotor's.$ 48.00
1-Caliper ft right.$18.20..... Front Right Caliper $ 35.00
Total. Parts $75.94......... Total Labor $ 83.00
....................... Total Parts $ 75.94
................... Total Parts & Labor $158.94
...................... Waste Disposal $ 3.00
Rear Brakes..................... TAX $ 5.32
DRUM BRAKE SYSTEM.. OK via Norris........ TOTAL $167.26

Second Time: Front-end brakes repaired by Professionals
Wheel & Brake >>> Repair Ticket: #44539 >>> Thursday July 17, 2007

Brake Parts................... Odometer: 46165
1-Caliper ft Right.$ N/C................ Labor
..........(Warranty) Replace Right Front Caliper $ N/C
. Brake fluid.$ 3.00. Replace Right Front flex.$42.00
1-Right flex hose.$40.73......... Total Labor $42.00
Total. Parts $43.73......... Total Parts $40.73
................... Total Parts & Labor $82.73
........................... TAX $ 3.06
.......................... TOTAL $88.79

A copy of the car's front-end brake repair tickets.
Repair Cost $167.26 Ticket: #43640 >>>>>> Friday, Jan 26, 2007
Repair Cost $088.79 Ticket: #44539 >>> Thursday, July 17, 2007
Repair Cost $015.00 Ticket: #50449 >>> Wednesday, June 9, 2010
. Total Cost $271.05 and the right front brake is still not fixed

Tiny
Lewis Souther
Nov 9, 2011.
There is a proportioning valve on this vehicle. This distributes fluid to each wheel. If this part goes bad it may distribute more braking pressure to one wheel or another.

This could be a faulty abs system disable abs and see if prob still exist.
If the abs controller gets the wrong signak telling it that one of the other wheels is locking up it will appky more pressure to a diff wheel to avoid lock up. Disableing the abs temporarilly will pin point the prob to the abs.

Billymac
Nov 9, 2011.