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Old 11-29-2012, 01:24 PM
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My first thought was master cyl/ booster or air in the lines.. Of course the calipers are not going to function with little to no pressure from a bad M.C. or booster. Calipers either work properly, or they work but leak fluid, OR they clamp down on rotor and do not disengage. Those are the only issues that I have seen for caliper failures.
You need to light a fire under their butt. Sounds like they are giving you excuses to save them money.
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ram certified techs should be able to fix this, find another dealer.
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That even gave me a bad taste in my mouth.

Good luck!
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Wow, allow me to echo the others here.. sorry for all your headaches over this. It seems you have at least taken the steps that you can.. having taken it to the dealer (and driving the distance to one you deem worthy of working on your baby).

Much of luck to you and keep us posted!
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Call Chrysler headquarters and give them h@ll.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:06 PM
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Understand the frustration and anger, that really sucks. Hoping for a positive resolution for you.
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I bought a Tacoma once, when I got it home, I thought the motor was kinda loud. Kept taking it back to dealer as it got louder and louder. Before the 36,000 mile warrantee ran out I dropped it off and demanded they pull the motor apart. They had a $hit fit, said it would cost me a fortune. Yup, bad motor, Toyota never put timing chain tensioners in the motor, oops. Friggin dealers.
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WOW...I hope things worked out for you...Hoping to hear how it went....Any updates???
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...mainly because my driveway has been graced with rentals and courtesy cars almost as much as what I thought would be my last purchase for a long while. Less than than 4,000 kms on the odometer and the brakes don't work. They haven't for a while. The pedal just keeps going, and is slower than molasses coming back up. I can't get the ABS to kick in. The worst part is that it's a 6 hour round trip to get to a dealer that's worth going to. The dealer has been great (Can't blame them; they didn't assemble this thing). As part of the warranty troubleshooting process (which BTW is agonizingly slow) they found a problem with one of the calipers and replaced it. Well that wasn't the problem (So there were actually TWO problems with the braking system). Now, here I sit with a $9,000 caliber in my driveway instead of my brand new 60k truck. This thing is getting more sour and more yellow with every passing week.
If the pedal goes to the floor then you have air in the line possibly from a leak. If so you should be able to see fluid around the suspected caliper. And like Woodie12 says, it could be the brake booster too. All said, some pistons are made plastics and warp under high heat causing them to bind in the cylinders. I repalce mine with stainless pistons when I do my first break jobs to avoid this in the future. Unless it is software related, I can't see how a tech can miss something as easy as trouble shooting brakes. Sounds to me the guy who fixed it the first time didn't fix s....hit! If it's doing it again it most likely wasn't the caliper in the first place. I bet a good ole fashion brake shop would instantly find the problem that the dealer is having trouble doing. Good luck.
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My wife had a 07 Lincoln MKX. DID THE EXACT SAME THING YOUR TRUCK IS. Dealer studied it for weeks, every piece of the brake system came back as ok. Traded it in right there on the spot. Nobody throughout Ford Motor Company could figure it out.
It's a shame........mechanics are taught through the OBD warning lights today....it is a lost art of "troubleshooting" a problem. If it doesn't have a light, mechanics for the most part are lost. I have posted in the past of my '05 ram, and it's starting issues....went through 6 mechanics(3 dodge), with no answer....I kept hearing " if there is no check engine light, we don't know where to start"........sold it for my '12 after over a year of this...brakes are a serious issue....if they cant figure it out, a replacement is a no brainer....then again.....???
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