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#7 of 16 Re: Journey brakes [09_journey]
Oct 06, 2009 (10:15 pm)
My dealership has informed me that the brake pads and rotors on my 2009 Journey R/T AWD need to be replaced after 13,500 miles... UNBELIEVABLE!!!! The squealing/grinding noise started on Friday, and by the time I got it into the dealership a few days later, the rotors were damaged. What's the deal??? I have only had this car for 8-9 months, and I'm shocked that the brakes went so quickly -- I have never had a car where the brakes lasted less than a year!!! I suppose if I had taken my car in for routine service sooner then perhaps I would have been informed that my brake pads were getting low, but I never imagined that anything on my new car could go south that fast... I just can't believe that I'm going to have to replace the pads every 8-10 months with this car!
#8 of 16 Re: Journey brakes [journeyman09]
Oct 07, 2009 (7:56 am)
I had the same problem, I had no squeaking at all, you know the tell tale sign that you are heading to rotor damage. So I was shocked when I went in for an oil change, had the tires rotated and found this out. I was also at very low miles. I was told by the mechanic that they make the brake pads so hard now that they wear the rotors in a wide deep path so that you cannot even turn the rotors. I dont get any of that at least on every other car you can change the pads a few dozen times without having to do the rotors.
#9 of 16 Re: Journey brakes [09_journey]
Oct 07, 2009 (9:29 am)
hard, I don't think so..... Hard won't wear out in 13K miles. Wifes caravan the same way, I got it before the steel damaged the rotors, the pads were gone.. In contrast I just changed the pads on my Ford F150 at 54k miles and they still had another 5-7k miles left on them,, Thats hard pads..;.
#10 of 16 Rear wiper blade replacement
Jan 21, 2010 (9:31 am)
You don't have to go to the dealer for a replacement rear wiper blade on the Dodge Journey. The rear wiper blade can be replaced and its actually quite simple. It's a special rear wiper blade though. The "Trico Exact Fit Rear Integral Blade" snaps right onto the special rear arm and looks like the factory original. You can find it online. Much cheaper than the dealer alternative and easier/less tedious than messing around with rubber blade refills. Comes with removal and replacement instructions too. Hope this helps.
#11 of 16 Re: Rear wiper blade replacement [jeff618]
Jan 21, 2010 (9:48 am)
Hmmmm, did'nt know that,, thanks Jeff...
#12 of 16 Re: Journey brakes [09_journey]
Feb 13, 2010 (1:27 pm)
Had to replace my brake pads and rotors after 4,000 miles, mechanic said the rotors are so thin,that when you take it to a carwash after the pads are very hot ,the cool water will warp them,The set he replaced them with,have about 17000 miles on them,and so far no problem,maybe this is a problem from the factory
#13 of 16 Re: Rear wiper blade replacement [jeff618]
Feb 13, 2010 (1:31 pm)
How hard was it,and is there a button or latch that helps release this rear wiper blade like the front?
#14 of 16 Brakes R Crap!!
Sep 20, 2010 (4:06 pm)
Our 09 SXT just turned over 18k and like most Journey owners are finding out, our front pads & rotors needed replacing. This is totally unacceptable and from what I've found on the net, a class action lawsuit was initiated last month in the states of California & New Jersey. So who knows, maybe we will be reimbursed down the road for this expense.
The service manager also said the oil was a quart & a half low. Since I do my own oil changes, I know exactly how much oil I put into the engine. I also sweep the garage every weekend & there isn't a drop of oil on the floor. I asked the SM, "Since there seems to be no oil leak, where the hell is 1-1/2 quarts of oil going?"
Something to keep an eye on, eh!
#15 of 16 high priced oil filters
Jan 11, 2011 (9:00 am)
are the k&n or fram tough guard oil filters worth the extra money?or should i stick with basics filters?
#16 of 16 Journey rear brake caliper compression
Mar 10, 2012 (10:13 am)
I seem to be having a problem removing the rear brake caliper on my 2009 Journey(AWD). I removed the top and bottom caliper bolts (18mm) and It will not just lift off. Do the 2 smaller guide bolts need to be removed or ? How can I loosen the caliper pad to be able to lift it off the rotor? Thanks