i replace my rear brake shoes on 2001 dodge grand caravan and my emergency brake is still not working
Possible brake line leak
A 1999 Dodge Caravan uses DOT 3 brake fluid.
manualy adjust the brake calibur on rear brake slot located under rear axles on the inner brake cover.
Could be the brake fluid reservoir is low which would be telling you the brakes need attention. Could be parking brake not fully released
A dodge caravan may be experiencing rear brake noise due to needing new brake pads. This may also be due to worn rotors.
To repair brakes, you need to first decide what needs to be replaced. You may want to replace just the brake pads, or the brake lines.
The brake pads are actually shoes. The emergency brake relies on the rear brake shoes being applied by tension on the emergency brake cable against the rear drums to hold the car stationary. In other words, the rear brakes double as the emergency (parking) brakes.
Brake fluid for the Caravan is labeled as a "DOT 3" fluid.
A person can find pictures of the rear disc brake assembly for a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan can be found in a Chilton's automobile repair manual. A manual like this can be found in most libraries and at automobile parts stores.
The 2003 model has different caliper assembly for the brake system of the vehicle. If your Caravan has drum rear brakes, it uses TRW brake calipers. If you have disc rotors in the rear then the front will have "Continental Teves" calipers (Haynes 9-3).
The brake fluid reservoir on a 2002 Dodge Caravan is located on the master cylinder. This will be in the engine bay, on the drivers side, near the top.
To thoroughly replace and repair brakes, one must replace the brake light wiring, brake pads, and brake calipers. Furthermore, one should reline the brakes.
IF YOU SERIOUSLY HAVE TO ASK THAT QUESTION, YOU SHOULD NOT BE TOUCHING THE BRAKES !!! TAKE IT TO A REPAIR FACILITY THAT SPECIALIZES IN BRAKE REPAIR !
One of the brake may be dragging or staying on. Check the calipers and hoses.
Brake repair can be costly. If you need new brakes entirely, expect to pay in the hundreds. This depends on the car and number of brakes needing service.
Defective Master Cylinder or broken brake line. Replace the master cylinder and bleed the brakes.
Look under dash near brake pedal assembly for a damaged wire grounding when pedal is released. Repair and tape it out of the way.
See sources and related links below to lookup Dodge Caravan brake light lamp part numbers by vehicle year.
Answering "How do you replace the brake pads on a 2004 Dodge Durango limited with anti lock brakes?"
Brake cylinder repair is that wheel cylinder that holds the oil to keep your brakes running smooth on your back brakes. If you don't repair those you will mess up your rotors and your rims.