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Mike G
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6/01/2007
15:14:46

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So I get home one day a couple weeks ago and as soon as I get out of my 2002 Dakota I smell hot metal. I discover my passenger side front wheel to be the source and the rim is hot as hell. I take it in the next day (no prob on the way in, brakes are normal) and they change out the flex hoses, test drive it send me home. Couple days later, same thing happens plus I notice the brake pedal is firmer, less travel - take it in again (again, no prob on the way in), dealer can't replicate the problem and send me home. Few days later problem returns BUT in the DRIVER'S side now (passenger side fine). Today, same thing again with the driver's side. Dealer wants to put on new calipers, but cannot explain how or why the problem would shift from one side to the other. I don't want to keep throwing in $$ to chase this problem around, but I don't want to wreck my bearings or any other expensive parts.

Background - I had new rotors put on in January and the tech lubricated the slides and looked over the calipers at that time and noted nothing.

Anyone ever fight this battle? Any ideas. Truck is a 2002 4.7L V8 with 68000 km on it. Front disc rear drum, no ABS.

Thanks for any help I can get.



daddio
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6/01/2007
15:45:41

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most likely sticking calipers. they can do that without warning. the hoses probably didn't need to be changed. there have been a few posts on here about claipers sticking. and by sticking i mean the pistoms in the calipers sticking.

probably wouldn't hurt to flush the brake system and put fresh fluid.



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6/01/2007
17:15:43

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I had the same problem on my 02 quad cab 4x4 truck. I had just over 40k on it. Napa had new calipers for my truck so I just swapped them out. Not hard to do.



Massey
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6/01/2007
17:31:38

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Calipers would be the first place I would look for the problem. I would also flush my brake fluid to get fresh clean stuff in there. In extreme cases this can be caused by the proportioning valve sticking and not allowing the fluid to come back to the resevoir, thus keeping tention on the rotors at all times.

Massey



Mike G
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6/01/2007
21:16:45

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Thanks for the replies all. I picked up the calipers and plan to do the switch out tomorrow. This forum is great! It is sure nice to bounce ideas around before spending a bunch of money.

Thanks again.



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6/04/2007
16:07:03

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I had the same problem but was out of town when it first occured. Still don't know what is wrong.

Friday before memorial day, I was driving and the right front got so hot, I warped the rotor pretty bad to the point where it shuddered even if I wasn't pressing the brake.

Figured out it was the right front brake and went to Meineke (was 240 miles from home). $450 later, I left with new rotors, calipers, and pads installed. They recommended flex lines too, but couldn't get them until Tuesday. Didn't want to stick around for 4 days, so I stayed with the original lines.

Now, I have had the left front stick on me, though not as bad, several times. Took it back to Meineke while I was still in town and of course it didn't stick for them. I told them to lube the guide pin and flush the fluid. Don't know if they did or not as I had things to do and left the truck with them. That day, the left front dragged on me again after I left the shop for the 2nd time.

Fast forward a week and I made it the 240 miles home with no issue (downshifted like crazy though when stopping). Have driven it a couple of times lately, just short trips around home running errands. Today, took the multiple stoplight route home from work, and it started to drag again.

Any thoughts? Bad "new" caliper on the left front? Bad lines? I don't think it is the master cylinder or prop valve since it would be affecting more than one wheel.




Heliman
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6/08/2007
11:51:04

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I have an 02 Quadcab and just did it myself and rotors were $27.00 a piece and calipers were $42.00 a piece and rotors were $28.00 a piece and the good ceramic bendix pads were$47.00 all from Advance Auto parts and 1 1/2 hours later I was driving down the road. Alot of the time when you change pads when they are wore down the piston is so far out and then when you push it back in it gets a piece of rust and junk around the piston and the it hangs up. You can take the pistons out, but usually just pump them out and clean them up with fine sandpaper and then they are fine again. if you take the pistons all the way out then you can hone them out. But since you got new calipers they should not be hanging up. I would go back to Meineke and make them fix it.



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6/13/2007
22:48:51

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2003 Durango brakes! Bolt on.
http://bigdakotabrakes.gotdns.com/brakes.html

Dan





robert k
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10/01/2013
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07 dakota all brake parts in front and rear new,replaced master cylinder twice been bleeding several times but cant get the pedal to come up.does this have to go to dealer to be done



daddio
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10/01/2013
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Buying a service manual and following the instructions would be far cheaper than bringing it to a dealer. I'm sure there is a certain procedure to follow when bleeding with an ABS system.



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10/01/2013
22:36:35

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you need a scan tool to bleed the electronic portion of the brakes on a 07. its the only way to bleed the abs module correctly it ain't like it used to be derrrr



cj
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1/05/2015
14:41:40

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2006 Dakota, Laramie. Passenger front brake caliper
stuck circa 60,000 miles. Garage replaced both
calipers, rotors and pads. One year later driver
side front caliper sticking and again garage
replaced calipers, rotors and pads. One month later
I sense a caliper is sticking. Could there be a
problem up the line as a proportioning valve, etc.?



vince
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4/28/2018
16:14:27

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98 Dakota does not free roll when it's hot out. Feel resistance rolling.Rolls freely when it's cool out. Doesn't pull to either side. Just started to do this as the weather has been hotter.



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