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Please i need help. i have a 2002 dakota sport pick up over

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please i need help. i have a 2002 dakota sport pick up over the years i have had brake problems on the front wheels burning up the brake pads. any ideas on what is going on?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

My name is ***** ***** I am a licenced diagnostic technician with over 20 years experience.

I will do my best to help you with your automotive problem. Please remember, I cannot see, hear or feel your vehicle which can make diagnosing very complicated and some vehicle require extensive diagnotics that require certain diagnostics computers that can not be done over a computer or phone.Please be patient as I am not online 24 hours a day, as I do work, but I do check my page every day.A positive rating is always appreciated for my time and knowledge to help you with your problem.

there are 2 areas that could cause this since you have replaced the calipers a few times already.

1. the front brake hoses. As these hoses age, they get a little more constrictive and will stop the caliper from releasing all the way causing them to drag. This is usually more detectable when the brakes and fluid are hot. IF the brakes are dragging (when hot) I release the bleeder. IF a larger amount of fluid comes out and the drag is instantly eliminated, than its the flex hoses.

I have done lots on these.

2. The brake booster.

To determine if its this, you will have to get the system hot (like the previous test) and check for drag. Pay attention to how mutch drag. Release the 2 brake master cylinder bolts (this will cause the master to release away from the booster), if the drag is gone or less than the booster will need to be replaced.

I am leaning more towards the front brake hoses though, as this has been more common.

I hope i have steered you in the right direction of finding your issue.

IF you have any more questions, let me know!

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