1991 Chrysler New Yorker ABS Pump Failure

Tiny
CAPT KIRK
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  • 1991 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 45,000 MILES
The ABS Pump system om my mom's car has failed AGAIN. I am lead to believe that ABS brakes was an option on this vehicle and I am curious if it is possible (or practical) to retro-fit this car with a conventional brake master cylinder. This is the third time I've had to deal with this and the bloody pump assy costs well over a grand. What can I do tokeep my mom rolling AND stopping safely?
Please help!
Thanks,
Kirk McGeorge
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Thursday, January 10th, 2008 AT 1:17 PM

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Tiny
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Recall 96V099000: ABS Hydraulic Control Unit Failure
Notes

THE ABS HYDRAULIC CONTROL UNIT CAN EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE BRAKE ACTUATOR PISTON SEAL WEAR CAUSING PUMP-MOTOR DETERIORATION.

IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, THE ABS FUNCTION COULD BE LOST AND REDUCED POWER ASSIST WOULD BE EXPERIENCED DURING VEHICLE BRAKING INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

DEALERS WILL TEST THE VEHICLE'S ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES IF NECESSARY. ALSO THE WARRANTY ON ALL ABS COMPONENTS WILL BE EXTENDED TO 10 YEARS OR 100,000 MILES (EXCEPT FOR THE BRAKE ACTUATOR PISTON ASSEMBLY AND THE PUMP-MOTOR ASSEMBLY WHICH WILL HAVE A LIFETIME COVERAGE). OWNERS WILL ALSO BE REIMBURSED FOR PREVIOUS ABS COMPONENT REPAIR COSTS.

SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; ANTI-SKID SYSTEM.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI-VANS EQUIPPED WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEMS (ABS).

NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

You probly could convert the brakes but why the pump has lifetime coverage as shown above. You should look in to it and let me know. Hope this helps
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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 10:33 PM
Tiny
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This is not a lifetime solution unfortunately, we have had the same problem but the problem is the dealerships/chrysler will only repair this unit one time. Ours was already repaired 7 years ago so they will not do it again. The car just now has 100,000 miles on it too. We are thinking of changing this over as the car is a great car aside from that Major flaw.
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