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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#80 of 112 Re: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Owners ALERT - Brake Shimmy [yoyis2024]
Apr 08, 2008 (10:28 am)
well "fixed" by Chrysler (different dealership) turned out brake rotors were warped so badly they needed replacing not machining and set of new pads did it - dealer showed me in their "service manual" the following - I hope this helps
Brake System Troubleshooting
Brake pedal pulsates or shimmies when pressed
1. Check wheel lug nut torque and tighten evenly to specification.
2. Check the brake rotor for trueness and thickness variations. Replace the rotor if it is too thin, warped, or if the thickness varies beyond specification. Some rotors can be machined; consult the manufacturer's specifications and recommendations before using a machined brake rotor.
3. Check the brake caliper or caliper bracket mounting bolt torque and inspect for looseness. Torque the mounting bolts and inspect for wear or any looseness, including worn mounting brackets, bushings and sliding pins.
4. Check the wheel bearing for looseness. If the bearing is loose, adjust if possible, otherwise replace the bearing.
#81 of 112 Re: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Owners ALERT - Brake Shimmy [research5]
Apr 08, 2008 (11:43 am)
I am glad your problem is solve, I really apreciatte that you let me know what is the problem I am going to take it to chrysler and tell them about this.
thanks again for your help.
#82 of 112 Re: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Owners ALERT - Brake Shimmy [research5]
Apr 08, 2008 (1:51 pm)
well "fixed" by Chrysler (different dealership) turned out brake rotors were warped so badly they needed replacing not machining
Hmm...sounds close to what I suggested back on March 4:
The pulse can be caused by warped rotors from overheating (stuck caliper) or improper lug nut torque.
#83 of 112 Re: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Owners ALERT - Brake Shimmy [research5]
Apr 13, 2008 (1:19 pm)
I also bought a Sebring in November and have a similar virbration. Usually around 35-40 mph as I decelerate.
#84 of 112 Re: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Owners ALERT - Brake Shimmy [tedebear]
Apr 14, 2008 (6:01 am)
agreed, they advised me they had "turned" (machined) the rotors prior but apparently not right & when dealing with Chrysler under "warranty" they sometimes make poor business decisions, I even offered to pay up front and if successful then they pay me back - and of course the answer was no -
thanks for the help
Jun 30, 2008 (11:34 am)
I have a 07 sebring touring that I bought on December 07 , I been having problems with it since I bought it , first when coming to a stop I can feel like a tug or push to the front , this is always that I am stoping !!!! and a a noise that I do not know if it comes from the engine but it is almost like a when you ear an airplane's turbine from far away you can hear it when you are about to run the car and also when coming to a stop, and occasionally it also makes a squeeking noise when I turn left I had took it to the dealer three times already because of these they keep it for a week almost every time and told me that the tug and the noise was "normal" and that they could not find anything when it turn to the left that I need to wait if something came up on the car panel or a bulletin or recall, so I took it to home and two weeks later it broke down now this piece of shit is stuck in parking , I had to call the wreck truck to pick it up!!!!! T his is the 4th.time now and I only have six months with this car and it only has 6,400 miles on it , what can I do so they can pay attention to me???? does any one know?
#86 of 112 Re: HELP!! [yoyis2024]
Jun 30, 2008 (12:42 pm)
sorry does not sound like same problem I had - as far as who you can call - try the toll free number for Chrysler Corpotate, file a complaint with them, or try another dealershp, thats what it took to get my car fixed right - then if unsusessful, go right to the Dept. of Consumer Affairs - good luck to you
#87 of 112 Re: HELP!! [research5]
Jul 01, 2008 (11:29 am)
hi, thanks for your information I called the 1-800 number for chrysler and they talked to the dealer and give me a case/reference number & told me that they are looking for the piece that need to be replaced for the gear stuck in parking,
until then they are going to check everything else , for mean while I am driving a rental they gave me.
Hope this works and it can finally be fixed
thanks again for your help.
Jul 27, 2008 (11:41 am)
I have a 2001 Chrysler Sebring and the rear brake caliper on the passenger side is locked up wearing down the brake pads in weeks. I installed a new brake caliper and it's still locked up. SOS!!!! Does anyone have any ideas on what to check next????
#89 of 112 Re: 2007 Chrysler Sebring Owners ALERT - Brake Shimmy [research5]
Nov 03, 2008 (6:16 pm)
My experience is slightly different to the vibrating brakes. I agree that generally it is caused by warped rotors which I have experienced many times. However in this case the vibration came soon after putting on new good quality rotors. upon checking the rotors were not warped. In stead the brake pad holder on the slider had worn groves into the slider & would stick there . If the brake were applied gently the pad holder would stick in the grove, the calipher would deform the brake pad causing the vibration. If i jamed the brakes on hard the pad holder jumps off the grove & braking is smooth. I filed the groves out of the slider, rounded the pad holder surfaces & regreased, but it is not a permanent fix. The pad needs a hard smoothclip on & grease to work smoothly. The slider seems to be made of too soft a material
Has anyone had a similar problem? Are there hardened clips to go over the slider?