1999 Dodge Durango V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 155000 miles
After a short time, say 3 weeks from installing a fresh set of new front disk pads on newer rotors, whether ceramic or OEM versions, they begin to squeel loudly when coming to a slow stop. This changes some when moisture changes in the ambient air. I was told by the local Brakes Plus boys the entire front end needs replacing as the seals for many of the ball joints are shot and leaking grease into the brake assemblies causing this to happen. The seals are indeed shot but no visible signs of grease on the rear of the brake shields where grease could possibly leak in. Makes me think they are lying. What is your opinion on this.
This has a lot of mileage on it with relatively few problems which is a rare thing for a Durango from what I hear. The second question I have is that when I make a sharp left hand turn after going only 3 miles the transmission seems to slip some and quickly regains traction. Doesn't happen after fully warmed up nor when turning right. Fluid levels always normal. At 155,000 miles and regular filter and fluid changes ( 3-4 times over the life) I would say she has done pretty well for a Dodge and either I need some new fluid, may need replacing soon. What is your opinion on this also. Thanks so much for the help. Small donation on it's way after you email me your feedback.
Yes, I used brake ( hi -temp, specifically for brakes) grease on all pad sliders and points the pads touch any mounts. I didn't use anti - squeal on the pad surfaces though as I have never had to in any vehicle before. Please confirm you mean that this anti-squeal material is applied to the pad surface interfacing the rotor and tell me more why I need to do it now, what this material is and does scientifically so that I know.
Pads are indeed chamfered and look much like your pictures.
Do I need to replace the pads again turn the rotors and apply this anti-squeel material or?
have the same problem?
Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 6:55 PM