Front Brakes Locked Up - Dodge Durango Forum and Dodge Dakota Forums
Register Home Forum Extras Website Features Timeslips Calendar Auto Loans Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Troubleshooter's Forum A place to ask technical questions.

Dakota-Durango.com is the premier Dodge Dakota Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-30-2007, 06:48 AM
DustyAmerican DustyAmerican is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Italy
Vehicle: 2001, Dodge, Durango, 4x4
Posts: 2
Reputation: 10 DustyAmerican is just getting started
Unhappy Front Brakes Locked Up

I've never seen this before: I just had the front rotors, pads and lines replaced on my 01 Durango (5.9/4x4/ABS) and after three days, both front brakes are locked on. Bleeding the brakes will release the pressure, but only for a short time, then everything locks up again. Fluid just isn't gettign back out of the calipers to the master cylinder. The local mechanic is scratching his head along with me. We've checked all lines for kinks, twists, etc. I'm considering replacing the calipers, but don't want to just replace parts until the whole brake system is new. Has anybody ever seen this before? What's the fix? Thank you in advance!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-30-2007, 07:16 AM
davensj's Avatar
davensj davensj is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: South Jersey
Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport +
Posts: 248
Reputation: 10 davensj is just getting started
Send a message via AIM to davensj
Check and see if there`s an equalizer valve in your line (most cars/trucks have them), sometimes when they press the pistons back in the calirers it will cause valve to jam, and not letting the fluid pass back to the master cyl.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-30-2007, 07:18 AM
kota_5spd's Avatar
kota_5spd kota_5spd is offline
bog boys motorsports
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: watertown wisconsin
Vehicle: 02 kota, 91 firebird
Posts: 14,459
Reputation: 45 kota_5spd must have done something right
Send a message via AIM to kota_5spd
my 02 cc kota did that but i went a pressed the caliper piston back in and it has been working fine ever since and that was like 3 weeks ago and i have been hard on the brakes and they havent locked up so its worth a shot. if that doesnt work i dont know what to tell u
__________________

Bog Boys MotorsportsHOOK'EM AN PULL'EM
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-30-2007, 01:36 PM
Thegreenone's Avatar
Thegreenone Thegreenone is offline
ALLIANCE member!!

 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Snydersburg, MD
Vehicle: 97 Dak, all thats left :(
Posts: 1,122
Reputation: 37 Thegreenone must have done something right
Send a message via AIM to Thegreenone
check the rear brake adjustent, with new pads up front the will work better thus grab faster and the rear brakes arent taking any of the load. BTW disc or drum rear?
__________________
SCT Tuned by FlyinRyan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-30-2007, 03:46 PM
caulk04 caulk04 is offline
.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.


 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: nowhereville
Vehicle: none
Posts: 10,417
Reputation: 239 caulk04 is a splendid one to beholdcaulk04 is a splendid one to beholdcaulk04 is a splendid one to behold
I had my front left lock up on me...I can't have that be happening to me (as if anyone wants it to) so I just replaced the caliper and line and called it done.

Whatever you do, be sure to flush the brake lines out. You'll need at least a liter of fluid to flush the lines out, I'd go ahead and buy two and flush them real good.

BTW - You should always flush your brake fluid every two years, regardless of mileage because brake fluid is hydro scopic (absorbs water) and the boiling point gets lower over time. Not to mention it help corrode your lines.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 07-01-2007, 07:53 AM
kota_5spd's Avatar
kota_5spd kota_5spd is offline
bog boys motorsports
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: watertown wisconsin
Vehicle: 02 kota, 91 firebird
Posts: 14,459
Reputation: 45 kota_5spd must have done something right
Send a message via AIM to kota_5spd
speaking of changing brake fluid i might do my clutch this summer yet
__________________

Bog Boys MotorsportsHOOK'EM AN PULL'EM
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 07-03-2007, 05:43 PM
DustyAmerican DustyAmerican is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Italy
Vehicle: 2001, Dodge, Durango, 4x4
Posts: 2
Reputation: 10 DustyAmerican is just getting started
All...We've tested the Proportional Valve, pulled the calipers, lines and Master Cylinder...and cleaned everything we could find then put it all back together again. After getting the monster from the black lagoon out of the Master Cylinder, things seem to be working. we even checked the booster rod and brake pedal assembly. One more test of the Proportional valve and another complete flush of the system will be the proof. I didn't think the fluid was going to be that black!

Caulk 04...you're right about putting some serious quantities of fluid into it...I'm on my third liter now with more tomorrow. I want nothing but clean and clear fluid out all four brakes before I'm done!

If this works, I'll let you know!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Durango Forum and Dodge Dakota Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:14 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Copyright 2001-2010 Dakota-Durango Archive