1995 Dodge Van 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles
I've replace my own brakes on cars for years but first time on this G Caravan. Was aware brake pads just about used up. Brakes worked normally to end.
- changed rotors & pads. Noted one thing: left side piston would not retract unless bleeder valve openned, right side would retract.
- noted left side running hot (rotor temp twice that of right side using a laser temperature gauge, aluminum wheel hub getting too hot). However van was not pulling to side and seemed to coast fine with no obvious drag. Took wheel off and noted rotor not too extremely tight. Still way too hot on left side. Changed both calipers as was guessing left caliper sticking. - Still very hot. All I could think of was the master cylinder needed replacing. Took to repair shop. They replaced the left brake flex cable. Problem gone away but mechanic could not explain how flex hose could cause or solve the problem and got defensive. Got parts returned. Brake flex hose in very good condition, no leaks, no damage, no signs of bulging what so every. Front desk Service personal could not explain. Went to a well know brake specialist company to see if they had any idea. Their front desk person had no idea.
Anyone have any guesses as to what happened here?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 AT 12:52 PM