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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic Vehicles .
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I HAVE A 2011 Town & Country Limited. I replaced all 4 brake

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i HAVE A 2011 Town & Country Limited. I replaced all 4 brake rotors and pads, and replaced the return springs on the rear calipers for the e-brake cable. After blleding the calipers, I have great pedal, but the van creeps with the e-brake applied fully (At the stop on the caliper). How do I get more e-brake? so I can pass inspection?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Oh, and the rear calipers turned in very easily (Granted, with the correct tool)
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I' m Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I' m reviewing your question now, and I will be post back with your reply ASAP

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

How many miles on the van ?

The system is self adjusting , i sent you the operation of the parking system on this van.

have you checked the cables for slack or stretching and visually inspect the cables along the frame ?

Have you tried the Parking Brake Automatic Adjuster Tension Reset ? I have sent you a link to the procedures if you have not already .

are the calipers closing all the way ?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0e02z73mwqozvp8/File%20Jul%2013%2C%2010%2055%2007%20AM.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bnzhqvktli5tu4p/File%20Jul%2013%2C%2010%2055%2030%20AM.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fyd13y6eh333lms/File%20Jul%2013%2C%2010%2055%2041%20AM.png?dl=0

please let me know

Thank You
Chad Farhat
ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
72,500 MILES - not sure if the rear caliper is doing anything - cable seems fine - it moves freely, and pulls the arm on the caliper all the way to the stop - I don't beleive the cable is the problem - this sounds like it's a "friction clutch" detection of wear to make the arm adjust to pad wear . . .
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

I agree based on what you replaced so far and what the system is made up from components that does leaves the friction clutch if all the above are good and functioning.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What's the procedure for making the friction clutch engage? (A la the back up & apply the brakes on star wheel drums) - I tried that , applying the e-brake, no response. drive further? apply & go forward/
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

i m not aware of a specific procedure other than what you did already . i would take it apart and physically look at it .

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
tHAMKS, cHAD - PEACE OUT.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

you welcome :) peace out

please let me know what happens with it

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Chad Farhat ( aka -Customer)
ASE Certified Technician

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