Mechanics

MY CAR BRAKES IN THE MIDDLE OF DRIVING

2000 Dodge Neon

Brakes problem
2000 Dodge Neon 147800 miles

My car has been stopping while I'm driving it and when I try to brake it already has burned rubber stopping. Now when I try to accelerate it wont move it seems like the wheels lock on me. I had spent $301.00 in April 3 2008 at meineke to fix it and its doing it again. Tell me whats wrong please is my engine going bad or is it brakes. The noise sounds like something broke in my left back driver tire, its like something is turning in the rotors or hub cap

Thank you
Judy
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Judy44J
August 6, 2008.



What did Mieneke replace? Did you hear the same sounds or are they different after the work?

Merlin2021
Aug 6, 2008.
If there is contamination in your lines, any good brake shop can flush the lines, and the MOST common cause of a front brake locking up is.

1 - Caliper frozen from mechanical failure. It happens.
2 - severe warping of rotor, leading to caliper binding.

Take it to a different brake shop and have them look at it. I would'nt take it to a dealer because they will say your entire brake system needs to be replaced.(About 3000.00)

Tiny
J55guy
Aug 7, 2008.