Car Problem Reports
Dodge Grand Caravan Rear brake drum rust
Dodge Grand Caravan Problem
Visitor, 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan, 105,000 mi
If we don't use the van frequently (at least once a week-whereas sometimes it can be a couple weeks or more between uses) and we keep the parking brake on (to keep the pressure off the transmission-which doesn't shift past 2nd gear-routinely), the rear brakes lockup solid and I end up having to spend 5 or 10 minutes gunning the engine and frequently shifting back and forth between Forward and Reverse until the vehicle starts moving and the tires stop squealing (from scrapping the ground without turning)and start rolling properly.
But today, the back and forth process actually ended up blowing out the right, rear passenger brake line or the brake drum seal(s) and spewed brake fluid all over the tires and up and down our driveway. We lost all braking ability and the brake pedal now sinks to the floor. This is very dangerous if this seal would've blown while on the road driving.