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Stew
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5/10/2001
19:31:33

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Hey guys, I have a 2000 club cab 4x4 with only 6000 miles on it. When I apply the brakes I get that jerky feeling like I have warped brake rotors. BUT, I cant feel any pulsation in the brake pedal. Could it be the rear brake drums? What else could it be? If it is, does any company make WARP-PROOF rotors and drums??
Thanks for any help.



Hawkeye
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5/11/2001
09:39:45

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I have been noticing the same thing on mine. Just over 6000 miles. Mainly seem to feel it under moderate to hard braking. Not so much under easy braking. It is not the anti-lock. That feels much different. This is more like warped front rotors.

2000 QC Sport 4x4 4.7 Beast

BigG
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5/11/2001
10:17:14

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I feel an occasional grinding feeling on mine.... Checked everthing out and can't see anything wrong..

2001, 3.9, 2WD, Auto, Loaded, SLT Plus, Club Cab, Sport Suspension


whyjay91
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5/11/2001
11:45:54

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I'm getting all of your symptoms as well. Anyone know what's up?


Jeff
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RedDak
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5/11/2001
11:51:18

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I have the same thing..2000 CC just over 10,000 miles and its gotten worse.. My asshole dealer tells me if he looks at it and its a tire, or brake problem then its not warrenty and I have to pay. I had the brakes inspected at a brake shop for free and they said the rotors and brakes are fine??? ANY ideas???



Gkrenn
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5/11/2001
19:53:33

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Dakotas are known to have cheap rotors. They will warp very easily, especially if you get them wet when hot. mine were warped at 10,000 miles. there is a good solution. Power-slot rotors are direct replacement and provide better performance and durability. price isn't bad at all.



RedDak
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5/11/2001
19:59:19

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If that is the case, that is bull..first we need to find out exactly what this epidemic is...and then demand that chrysler fix it!!!

Jonas Janek



Stew
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5/11/2001
20:18:03

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How much are the powerslot rotors? Are better brake drums available?



Dan Gruber
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5/12/2001
20:48:49

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I've been having a similar problem with mine. It has mystified the entire service department and one factory service tech. I'm waiting for a second look by another factory tech. Nobody has found anything wrong, despite NUMEROUS trips to the shop and countless tests, not to mention new tires and brakes (under warranty). I figure if it's not fixed after the second factory tech looks at it, I'm going the lemon law route.

Dan
2000 CC/SLTplus/4X4/4.7/auto/3.55LSD
Gibson cat-back/Airaid

twehner1
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10/16/2001
14:02:13

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I have had my dodge dakota quad in three times for rotor turnings and replacement, with still the same pulsing returning after a few thousand miles. I have entered a lemon law complaint to the DC and I will be taking the truck in for one last time this week. Does anyone have a fix other than the after market correction by kgrenn.
Tom W.



MikeC
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10/16/2001
14:24:18

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The other day I think I felt something similar too. I have 21k on it and it only gets highway use now, but I do run into a lot of heavy traffic/stop'n'go stuff.

It kind of feels like I was running over some bumps in the road (small ones) so I have been trying to break on some smooooth surfaces to see if it was the road I was on or the brakes. I don't feel it in the break pedal though.

I've heard people say they have gone thru brakes on these - it better not be the case for me.

MikeC
01 CC 4X4
Silver SLT Plus




RJKobbeman
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10/16/2001
14:34:39

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Your brake rotors are shot. I replaced mine WAY too long after I first started to feel the jerky braking. Only when the rotors were so bad did I start to feel a pulsing in the pedal.

Based on my experience, your brake rotors are going out (or are already gone)... even though you don't feel it in the pedal (yet).

I actually replaced the drums on mine first (because I had to research the rotor issue a little more)... and that had no affect on my braking. The rotors were shot... and the drums were probably fine.

Rob

2000 CC
Sport 4.7 Auto
3.55 Towing package

Blckdak
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10/16/2001
14:40:02

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I had the same problems with my brakes. It came to the point where the whole truck would bounce. Took it once to have the rotors turned, started doing it again after a few thousand. Was going to take it in again, but decided not to go through the same thing again & again. For just under $200 I put on better rotors (Powerslots) and pads (Hawk performance pads) and they are doing great. If you can get the dealer to put NEW rotors on go for it. I think though for such a small problem, its not worth the lemon law for. I've dealt with that with Dodge but it was a bigger issue.

Erin
2000 CC 4x4 Sport
Magnaflow Exhaust, Z-Tube, Runnin AMSOIL

Snowman
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10/17/2001
08:51:31

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Brakes are wonderfully complicated mechanisms. Usually it is a rotor problem, (chrysler wont even warranty the rotor on the driver side of there mini vans because they know its going)But sometimes it is another problem, here is a small list:Rotors, Ball joints, loose calipers, anti lock, loose wheel bearings; if you pump the brakes and have more pedal as you pump, its probably a bearing, pads themselves-always go high quality.



twehner1
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10/19/2001
20:28:44

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To All,
Just a folowup to my experience of taking my 2000 quad cab dakota in for it's 4th time at fixing a pulsing braking issue. They replaced the rotors one more time(courtesy per their say so), and no guarantees that this will correct the problem. This has got to be an engineering defect that they aren't addressing, and if it returns again in the next few thousand miles, the lemon law from the Great state of Florida will allow me to get my money back. The second issue they addressed was the growling in the lsd, which this was the 5th time they worked on it; changed out the oil again with a synthetic type, which they had done three times before, and the problem continues to return. Again, if it returns within the next few months(I have till December, 2001 for the lemon law to expire), DC will buy back a vehicle. I love the truck and all the features it has available with it, but I will not put up with defective material.
Any ideas on the LSD growling after having driven for at least 30 minutes at high speeds, then come to an intersection, wait at least 20-30 seconds, then accelerate to the right or left, the rear end sounds like a heavy thuding or growling.
Thanks for any advice someone can offer.
Tom W.



JP
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10/19/2001
22:10:02

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I suspect pads not rotors, based on a similar experience with a '99 Laredo. OEM pads generate too much heat and warp the rotors. Recommended replacement pads have largely eliminated the issue. I also have an '01 Dak (no problem yet)and will be looking closely at a pad changeout prior to warping. At least that is my theory based on research to date.

JP



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11/24/2018
14:08:28

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I have a similar problem with my Dakota
that maybe y'all can help me out with.

It's a 1995 4x4 3.9L SLT.

A few years ago, the rear brakes started
making this loud swooshing/squealing noise
and I brought it into a shop and they said
that some grease had contaminated the
shoes during an inspection so I replaced
them. They only had about 5k miles left on
them anyway so I thought 'ok, no big
deal'. After a couple weeks driving them
they started making the same noise so I
brought it to a different shop for a
second opinion. They found hotspots on the
shoes so they said they were defective and
told me to have shop #1 replace them under
warranty which I did. So that lasted a few
weeks until it was doing the same thing
again. Back to the second shop. They said
the first shop didn't install them right
so they were warped. So I had /them/ put
new rear brakes on. Again, a couple weeks
and back to square one. So I had a friend
look at them and he couldnt figure out
what was wrong so he just adjusted them
and said good luck.

That was a little less than a year ago. I
figured I'd just live with the noise if no
one could fix it and the brakes function
safely but now it feels like the pedal is
kicking back at me when I have to brake
hard so I dont think I should ignore it
any longer. I dont want to bring it back
and fork over another few hundred bucks
for it to not be fixed but I dont to cause
an accident or be stranded.

Its my only vehicle and I put about 75
miles on it daily, but I'm a pretty gentle
driver and 95% of my milage is country
highway.

Ideas anyone?

Thanks for the help!



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