1999 Dodge Intrepid 1999 Dodge Intrepid ( brake vibration )

Tiny
CHCHECKER
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  • 1999 DODGE INTREPID
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Sometimes, ( but not all the time ), when I step on
the brakes, there will be a vibration. Although this
car has an ABS system, this IS NOT an ABS vibration' As a matter of fact, the ABS light has been on for
almost 4 years. The mechanic I took it too told me about the ABS module might be bad and would cost close to $400.00 for new one. And then he said I
really don't have to worry about it because the car
still has the regular conventional brake system. Actually, the car brakes fine - it is just very annoying
when it happens. I'm thinking I may have an
alignment or ball joint or suspension problem. Any ideas from anyone? Thank you.
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Sunday, April 19th, 2009 AT 1:05 AM

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Tiny
CRZYDRVR
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Have the inner tie rod end bushings checked. When you apply the brakes it can put stress on them, and could be your problem. Hard to give a better answer without seeing, or hearing it. It's worth a shot. Let us know.
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 AT 9:03 PM
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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If the brake pedal pulses up and down, suspect warped front rotors. Common problem with an easy fix.

As for the ABS light, if it goes off after startup and the self test is done, then doesn't come back on until driving a few yards to a mile or more, I have a fix for that. If the light is on all the time, a defective wheel speed sensor is a lot more common than the control module. Modules are very common on GM products, but not Chryslers.

Caradiodoc
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 AT 4:01 PM
Tiny
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Crzydrvr - thank you so much for your suggestions.
Will follow up on that
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 AT 4:52 PM

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