Jul 142010
 

I have a 2000 Dodge Caravan Sport, 3.3L V6 engine. I had brake repairs done, but the pedal is “firm” & hard to push and yet the van doesn’t stop as it should. I had the front pads & rotors replaced along with the rear drums, shoes, springs & one cylinder. The front calipers & master cylinder are about one year old. The emergency brake, which hadn’t worked since I bought the van, was tightened and now works. The brakes have been bled twice, and a test on the “booster” showed good pressure/vacuum readings. I am at a loss as to what to try next.

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  1. Brake pedal feel is firm, but brakes lack sufficient stopping power or fade
    1.Check the operation of the brake booster and brake booster check valve. Replace worn or failed parts.
    2.Check brake linings and brake surface areas for glazing and replace worn or damaged parts.
    3.Check for seized hydraulic parts and linkages, and clean or replace as needed.

    http://www.freeautomechanic.com/brakes.html

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