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I was driving an I could feel the brakes like not

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I was driving an...

I was driving an I could feel the brakes like not disengaging all the way .it got worse and worse until now I'm stuck my ride won't even roll

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Are these the orignial brakes?

300.000 miles not original brakes

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

95 dodge van

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 9-5 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I just got out of hosp last night for heart failure I'm very limited in what I can do

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It seems it gradually stayed on the brakes until now it won't roll at all when running and in gear it almost burns rubber to even move

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Mechanic replied 3 months ago
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Dodge Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Mechanic replied 3 months ago

This is usually the result of a bad brake master cylinder. Check the fluid and make sure it's not over full. If it's to full the fluid can heat up and apply the brakes. Sometimes a misadjusted brake light switch can do this as well. Otherwise it's probably going to need a new master cylinder.

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