2000 Dodge Caravan

Tiny
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  • 2000 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 83,000 MILES
I replaced the rear breaks on my 2000 dodge caravan 06-06-10 and now when you hit the breaks there is a vibration in the front and steering wheel. Is this because I need to replace the front breaks also.
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Monday, June 7th, 2010 AT 7:35 AM

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Tiny
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Did you properly adjust the rear? The reason I ask is because what you have described is front warped rotors. It the rears weren't properly adjusted, the fronts may have overheated and warped.

Let me know.

Joe
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Monday, June 7th, 2010 AT 7:59 AM
Tiny
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Joe,

I just changed the read breaks yesterday and the shaking started on the test drive, could the front breaks warp that fast?
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Monday, June 7th, 2010 AT 8:57 AM
Tiny
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I wouldn't think so, but if you didn't adjust the rears, you may feel it more now than you did before. Also, do you feel the pulsation in the brake pedal?
Let me know.
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Monday, June 7th, 2010 AT 9:28 AM
Tiny
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I do feel it in the pedel
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Monday, June 7th, 2010 AT 9:38 AM
Tiny
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I can't guarantee it because I'm not there, but I would say you need new rotors, and I would recommend having the drums cut.

It sounds like a lot, but you could do 90% of the work yourself. The only thing you would need to have done is have the drums cut once they are off the vehicle. Many parts stores will do it for like 5.00 dollars each. As far as directions, I can provide them for you.

Let me know what you think.

Take care,
Joe
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Monday, June 7th, 2010 AT 1:09 PM
Tiny
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Joe,

im going to replace the the rotors today but the drums are new do I need to still get them cut after 1 day.
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Monday, June 7th, 2010 AT 1:15 PM
Tiny
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I would hope not. However, I have to be honest. The U.S.A made the best parts for cars forever, but now we import all of our parts from other countries because they make them so much cheaper. Remember the old saying, "You get what you pay for." It's true. Believe it or not, you can get warped parts from right out of the box. Try the rotors first and let me know if that takes care of it. It should. If not, then we'll deal with the drums. Sorry, I either forgot you said they were new or didn't know.

Take care, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Joe
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Monday, June 7th, 2010 AT 1:27 PM

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