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2009 Chrysler Town & Country Question: Brake design faulty?

 

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Visitor, 4.0L V6, Peoria Heights, IL, June 23, 2010, 19:18

We have replaced the rotors 3x in 12k. We still have a persistent shutter when braking firmly. Is there a better fix than repeatedly replacing with the standard factory equipment?

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    June 23, 2010, 19:21
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    most of the time with this problem, it is driver abuse, the brakes become overheated form fast starts and fast stops causing too much heat. thi happens a lot with new drivers in the family who swear they dont do it.
    other possibilities are rear brakes not contributing and causing the front to overwork. this possibility on a 2009 is unlikely. the other reason is improperly troqued front wheel. too much torque will warped a rotor right away.

    Roy

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    kitty70, October 17, 2011, 17:34
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    I just had a recall on my 2009 Chrysler T&C to replace the front wheel hubs. I was also getting a shudder when braking at higher speeds. They also told me my front rotors were warped & that my front brake pads were wearing unevenly. The rear brakes were fine. I questioned if this was caused due to the faulty wheel hubs but they said no, so I paid to replace them. I bought the van with 27,000 miles on it and now have 56,000. I'm pretty easy on the brakes but have no clue as to how it was driven before me. Still sounds fishy to me. Any ideas? I had a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan before this and had no trouble at all. Should have kept it!!

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