Diagnose Chrysler Brakes Using Sounds

Chrysler auto repair shops are the ideal place to bring your own Chrysler when it is suffering from ill health. The mechanics here are not just educated in general auto repair, but in the specific ways in which Chrysler vehicles work, falter, and break down. Often, it is the case that when you bring a vehicle to the mechanic, the precise problem cannot be verified; for example, if the brakes are squealing, they will not squeal under the scrutiny of the mechanic. Use these brake-diagnoses to help the mechanic understand what is wrong with your Chrysler.

Why do Brakes Squeal and How Can They be Repaired?

The two most common issues with squealing brakes is due to either cheap tire linings or hard linings. When cheap linings get hot after repeated use, they will squeal. This is coupled with a decreased efficiency in braking altogether. Secondly, hard linings common in buses and large trucks will squeal due to the increased friction they experience. In the first case, the linings need to be changed, and in the second case, they need to be worn in.

Why is There a Grinding Sound When Braking and How is This Fixed?

Grinding while braking, and in particular while coming to a full stop, is a problem that can be misdiagnosed by mechanics. In Chrysler vehicles, this may be simultaneous with the ABS light turning on inside the vehicle. If not, it is likely still the same problem. ABS is your anti-lock braking system. The problem can often be easily fixed with a tightening of the screws.

Why do Brakes Squeak?

The most common reason that brakes will make squeaking sounds is due to the brake pads. If your brakes are making these sounds, you should check first that there is no excess dust or any foreign objects lodged next to the brake pads, and if so, remove them. Otherwise, you are most likely looking at cracked or frayed brake pads that squeak under pressure. These need to be replaced.

What is the "Whomp Whomp" Sound in the Rear Brakes?

Some Chryslers are chronic whomp-whomp machines, and it is due to the emergency braking system. If you are hearing this noise when braking but not above speeds of 30 miles per hour, you are experiencing the same problem. What needs to be done is an adjustment of the rear braking shoes, so that they no longer rub on the drum. This problem can occur regardless of whether or not you use your emergency brakes.

Chrysler auto repair is often specific to the brand, and that is why it is important for amateur mechanics to take their vehicles to Chrysler dealerships and garages. A noise that signifies one type of problem in your Chrysler may be a slightly different problem in another type of vehicle. If you have mechanical skills and know that you are experiencing braking issues, look into the pads and linings to make sure there is no dirt or broken pieces to cause problems. Be as specific as you can about your vehicle’s problems so that the mechanic has a good chance of diagnosing it properly.