Town & Country

Rear brake drum rust on Chrysler Town & Country

Problem Description and Possible Solution
While driving through deep or blowing snow/water, moisture may enter the rear brake drums, causing rust to develop on the rear brake drum and shoe friction surfaces. Over time, repeated (and sometimes infrequent) exposure to the snow can lead to temporary freezing of the rear brake linings to the drums. A revised brake drum and brake drum backing plate is available.
Problem Data
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Average mileage: 100,000 (100,000–100,000)
5 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000
7 people reported this problem
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current 260,000. Start early on as a new car.
The rear drums have never really work well, they engage late. Most of the stopping is on the front disk, they have to be replaced often about every 18 month- 2 years, when it was part of parenting. Now, it's longer. But I have only replace rear shoes once... front, maybe 8-10 times. Had brake expects look at it, they replace cylinders but no avail. Great vehicle, maybe it's a design fault. Like to explore.