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1998 Dodge Stratus brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 222000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Brake repairs every 3000 miles. Dealer cannot correct problem. 1. repaired: Brake pads/turned rotors/brake shoes and drums; 2. brake shoes and drums; 3. left and right drums; rear wheel cylinders, and brake shoes. Was told possible ABS problem. 4. brake master cylinder leaking /proportional valve. 5. brake recall, was told did not need done, 6. rods and master cylinder and left front caliper. As soon as vehicle gets close to 3000 miles brakes start grinding.

- Modesto, CA, USA

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