my 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE van has 28K miles..
the brakes are acting wierd. there is like a hissing sound when I
press them. also. if I am trying to stop from 40-50 mph.
then i get a shudder.. or knocking.?
I saw that the brake fliud level was less and i topped it off with an
ounce or so. a bit of improvement but not much.
Do I need a front brake job. or is something else wrong ?
also.. I just do regular oil changes myself and get tires rotated at
Sams.. So what major maintainence do i need to get as I am close to
should I change the FUEL filter?
should I change spark plugs?
transmission fluid flush ?
vehicle is in S mid west so no snow or humid weather . ( Dallas)
At 30K miles, unless you only do all highway driving, you likely need new
front discs and rotors looked at/resurfaced. On your question, I'd
definitely change the air filter and fuel filter and also drop and clean the
trans pan and replace the filter and fluid too.
ok thanks for the Transmission advice too.
I just visited a transmission shop for another car ojb , and the guy
really did convince me that, spending 100$ on a flush /drain every 2
years /25K miles is essential to maintain the longevity of the tranny.
So that is the last item on my list... my van purrs other wise..
how about the Spark Plugs? any need for them. at this stage. my van is
28K and 3 .5 years old
Bob Shuman wrote:
I believe that the plugs are supposed to be good for 100K miles. That said,
my 1999 T&C 3.8L had a slight stutter during idle at about 40K miles. After
trying other things, I replaced the plugs and wires and it solved the
problem. It has 78K miles now, 4 years later and still runs very well.
If yours is running well, then I'd leave them in there. You could try
pulling the front ones to see how they look since that is simple to do.
Its was the brake PADS on the front wheel,
one of them/out of 4 was worn to the pad linnig. and the metal caliper
was lettiing out the tell tale screeching sound. so I got it fixed just
so 28K for the van is a bit early for brake pads.. and the remaning 3
were not that worn out. but got everything changes for 75$. i mean both
also. I got the fuel filter changed for 50$.
anyone can recommend on the spark plugs/ transmission flush and coolant
If one pad was worn dramatically more than the others I hope they
checked the caliper to make sure the piston was retracting properly and
cleaned and lubed the caliper slides. otherwise it is not really
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