Yes, the car is at a Chrysler dealer. Funnily enough, I received a
letter from Chrysler UK this morning telling me about this part that is
on backorder and also telling me that the work that they are doing is
not covered under the recall. But I think they have only got this
information from the Chrysler dealer who have my car, because they
mentioned the guys name and said they have spoken to him. And get
this, the Chrysler dealer here, didn't even know anything about the
recall until I told them about it after finding information on the
recall on the Internet
Okay, here is an update on my situation. My car is still not back, the
Chrysler garage has still got it. They are telling me that this
modulator part is on backorder from the United States. Would this be
because everybody wants this part? Chrysler UK haven't been much help,
it's almost as if they haven't got a clue about this recall and don't
want to know.
Well, the ABS hydraulic assembly has finally arrived and has been
fitted as far as I know. I was initially told it would be the end of
April before it arrived but after some intervention by the local media
whom I had approached, a part suddenly became available, very strange I
thought. Chrysler UK have said that it is part of the recall but I am
guessing the local dealer will try and get some money out of me for the
ABS module control. They did replace this during the recall so I am
not sure what is going to happen. Somewhere in this thread, someone
did say that it was possibly misdiagnosed and they shouldn't have
replaced it. What was strange is that an error code came up for the
ABS module control and when they replaced that, an error code came up
for the ABS hydraulic assembly. I am not technical but why didn't an
error code come up for the ABS hydraulic assembly at the same time as
the ABS modulator control?
I was only kidding! (man, you must think I'm a goof!)
The brake fluid is black. In previous cars, when the fluid has turned black
and the pedal has gotten hard, a good flush brought them right back. I
generally drive Toyotas, and in my '85 Corolla GTS, my '88 Supra, and my
Mom's '86 Camry, this has brought the pedal feel back to where it should
I'll be doing the brakes in a few weeks, all the way around, most likely
with new cylinders in the rear if necessary. i don't know the condition
right now; I haven't had the thing apart since I bought it, but they are
overdue and the last owner wasn't known for maintenance. I am assuming the
cylinders are tight, but they are not leaking.
Figure while I have it apart...
I don't know if you remember, but I am the guy that installed the loud
stereo so I don't have to listen to the engine ticking like a time bomb...
LOL, yes I remember you, because you post so much about this vehicle I feel
like I know it inside and out. If you have a hard brake pedal on this
vehicle you may not be able to watch it blow up if you wreck it.
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