2004 Dodge Stratus Bad Brakes?

Tiny
CHEY_HARRIS06
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  • 2004 DODGE STRATUS
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 89,952 MILES
I recently took my car to get a second opinon about a leak in the transmission seloind pack that the dodge dealership said I needed to replace/and I had the brakes inspected and she said that they were okay(which I did not believe b/c I can feel vibration when using the brakes). And this independent mechanic said that I could be resealed, but the problem that I needed to focus on was the front left brakes. He said that I would need to replace the caplier and if one gets replaced then both need too? He said that it would be good to also get new rotors on both the front brakes, also? So my question is I know that I need to replace the left rotor b/c the rotor and the caplier are almost beginning to start touching one another and that isn't good. Should I just replace both caplier/rotors? Is there anything else that should be replaced along with this fix? What should I do? He said that the money i'll be paying out is about $627.36! Can it be a little less if I just had my dad do this for me?
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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 AT 10:54 AM

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Tiny
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I'm never for changing parts and check later
check 1st
is the caliper frozen or the slider bolts
they all recommend to change the two calipers, I ask
what is the difference between a new caliper and old working with no problem caliper
get another opinion and another estimate
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Friday, April 18th, 2008 AT 6:31 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so much, BMRFIXIT! It turned out that I didn't need to replace the whole capliers all I needed to do was change the rotors and get new brake pads. But I do have another question and this time its about a Transmission leak. They said that it was in the transmission selnoid pack, (I CAN SEE WHERE IT IS LEAKING) and that it would cost me $450.00 to replace and labor. But when I went to go get a second opinoion about it he said that he can just reseal the leak and service the transmission for $150.00 Is it possible for someone to just reseal the leak? Or would it be a better idea to just replace the whole thing and have my dad do the work?
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 AT 10:04 AM
Tiny
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Check cooler line for leak too
do you have any problem with tranny shifting
if no issue just fix the leak


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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 AT 12:57 PM
Tiny
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No, it still runs like it did before, when I first bought the car which was in Nov. 2007! So I guess I will have my dad look at the cooler line to make sure that there is no leaks also. I will keep you updated after I get the leak fixed. Thank you again!
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 AT 3:51 PM

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