I do not normally stick my nose in other people's conversations, but the 1993 Chrysler, then the brake issue, caught my eye. I have a 1993 Dodge Dynasty with 4,900 miles, and a pile of Chrysler minivans, and I am a brake system specialist. Driving with sub-standard brakes is something that should only be left to me, because I am not as smart as some people think I am. Two months ago I blew out a rusted steel brake line just as I was approaching a stopped car waiting at stop light. I was going plenty fast, but no worse than many other drivers. Somehow I managed to stuff my van between that car and a steel light pole, perfectly centered between them with just enough room to open the door. Pile driving it into a snowbank is what stopped me.
My reason for sharing that wondrous story is to emphasize the importance of knowing your car is safe. You usually will not be involving an insurance company or ambulance if your engine will not start or your dome light does not work. Brakes is the one system I do not want anyone to marginalize or ignore, especially if you are right behind me. I am happy you are having the problem addressed. As far as brake problems go, a leaking wheel cylinder is very minor, and easy to fix.
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 AT 5:52 PM