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Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Brakes, Van
Dec 29, 2008 (10:52 am)
2005 Dodge Caravan-58,000 miles. Disk on the front, drums on the rear. I tried to drive the van yesterday morning. Rear wheels locked up as if the parking brake was on (I never use it). Neighbor came over, checked the parking brake cable; free and loose. He jumped up and down on the rear bumper, while I engaged and disengaged the transmission from drive to reverse. Nothing. Rear cylinders froze up?
Checked the fuses; everything is o.k.?
#76 of 110 Re: brakes? [rargreencastle]
Jan 05, 2009 (9:57 am)
Do you have a recent snowfall? If you drove through deep snow, they may be literally froze up (water in there has frozen the shoes to the drums). If that is a possibility, you can heat the drums with a propane torch (as you would use for soldering copper plumbing joints) just long enough to thaw the ice, then it should pop loose.
#77 of 110 Rear Disc on 2005 Grand Caravan
Mar 23, 2009 (8:40 am)
Hello all, I was wondering if someone had an exploded view and or a set of instructions on replacing the rear rotors and pads. I am finding out it seems like Dodge has done like Volvo did on my old 240 wagon and put a parking brake aka drum brake shoe setup inside the rear rotor to function as the parking brake.
#78 of 110 Re: Rear Disc on 2005 Grand Caravan [robert1955]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 02, 2009 (10:08 am)
Sometimes you can find instructions online. Try the links in the Online Repair Manuals discussion.
Steve, visiting host
#79 of 110 2001 caravan rear brake lockup.
May 18, 2009 (9:30 am)
I have 2001 caravan, pass side rear brake locks tight and I can't get it to release. I heard a little clicking sound from under the dash when I apply the brakes.. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?? I don't believe the van has ABS. so I'm stumped... HELP..... If the van is in Nuteral it clicks even more and then locks right up!!
#80 of 110 Re: T&C non-ABS conversion, Vcheng, TYVM [vanpo]
Dec 09, 2009 (9:15 am)
I have a 1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager with same ABS problem that I took to Chrysler service for warranty work. Estimate was $466.52 because the ABS Accumulator was not covered. I would like to find out how the replacement of non-ABS parts went and any details if available, please.
#81 of 110 Re: T&C non-ABS conversion, Vcheng, TYVM [tonbar81]
Dec 09, 2009 (6:43 pm)
As for my 2001 caravan. I had the rear drums on both sides rebuild. Everything! Money well spent. Everything was in major need of being replaced. If you can rebuild the brakes yourself, I recomend it, it would be cheaper! Good Luck.
#82 of 110 Re: Front-driver Brake Locked after new pads/rotors installed [jkraut]
Mar 22, 2010 (12:08 pm)
Did you ever solve this problem? I am having a similar one on a 1999 van. Mine is front brake only though. Tried the same things you did including a new brake vacume booster.
#83 of 110 1999 Grand Caravan Front Brake lock up mystery
Mar 22, 2010 (12:24 pm)
I've got a 1999 van. 167,000 miles. The front brakes begin to apply pressure after about 45 mins of running. Even put it on the rack & nobody touched the brakes. Same thing. They don't ever lock down while driving but you can feel the tug and smell it when you stop. They get very hot of course.
Done all the basics, line-bleeding, cleaning proportioning valves, etc. Even put a new brake vacume booster on. No effect.
Disconnected the abs fuse and it still did it.
Is it the ABS Hydraulic Unit?? They are quite pricey.
We can't find anyone else who has had this problem.
#84 of 110 Re: 1999 Grand Caravan Front Brake lock up mystery [toccopola]
Mar 22, 2010 (3:13 pm)
I did have the problem corrected. I ended up re-building the entire rear brake system on both sides, the drums, the shoes and all of the hareware. All in all it cost me about $180 for the parts. I would think that the front end would be easier to fix... Less hardware. I would start with the cheap parts and work my way to the more $$$ stuff. Sorry I couldn't help you any more...