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I just bought a Jeep Patriot about 4 months ago. The brakes started squeaking when I back up last month. Now they squeak when applied going forward. I took the car into the dealer and was told "some vehicles brakes just squeak." Does not sound right to me. Is it?
My brakes seem overly sensitive. They almost lock up, and the tires seem to skid one or two feet before stopping the vehicle. I thought it was from sand on the road, but there was no sand the second time it happened.
do you need brake fluid flushed and how much should it cost? Also, fuel induction system cleaning. Is that necessary and at what cost? Replacing plugs-Iridium 41101 and wire set #700950,fuel filter #23311 and labor should cost? Replacement of rear brake pad set Hardware kit ED698 and rear disc rotor BD122596 .This is a list of repairs and maintenance work ...
I just bought my car from a private owner and want to go get the car checked out, I just do not know what to check or ask for, plus I am limited on money being a single mother. The car sounds like it runs fine but at times it feels like it is skipping gears and the brakes shake the car slightly when I press down on them.
Can a mechanic damage the hub assembly while repairing the brakes?
My van has been starting to make a whining noise. When I take my foot off the accelerator and let it roll the rest of the way to the corner even before I touch the brakes & hear this wind down noise. I thought it was my tires so I had them rotated. But it is still doing it. It kind of sounds like RRRRrrrrr. What do you think it is? I would just like an idea ...
I have a 2000 Ford Explorer (Eddie Bauer edition). We changed all brake pads and front calibers. I lost all brakes. The peddle goes all the way to the floor. Any clue on what it could be. Oh yeah and I do not see any leaks anywhere.

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