PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Brake(s) Question

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 26 Jul 2008, 09:22 pm
AlphaWolf's Avatar
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 54
Default Brake(s) Question

Was in a rental PT Cruiser recently with low miles and noticed that the pedal feel was really good, firm and well modulated. I want that! This was in comparison to my LX (same model) which has a more mushy pedal, and tends to grab a bit when your foot is all of the way down.

That got me thinking, maybe my brakes need an quick adjustment? I went to a local dealer near the house and they were no help. They did however ask me about 10 times if I bought the car there, by 4 different people, which was annoying. If they did not want me to come back, they succeeded. They did say the rear drums are supposed to adjust and grab like that. Hmm.

Now I am confused on which car is adjusted correctly, mine with the soft pedal or the rental. It is not a GT, but it should at least inspire confidence. Any advice out there?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 27 Jul 2008, 02:03 pm
Hooligan's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,023
Default Re: Brake(s) Question

80% or so of the braking is done by the front brakes. I don't see where you mentioned how many miles you have on your PT. If you look at my signature, you'll see that I have NAPA ceramic pads on my new 2008, I had 850 miles on it, mainly to cut down on brake dust. Maybe it is time for pads??
__________________

2008 Silver Steel Metallic, Touring, NA, Sirius; Chromed door handles; lower grille; fog light surrounds; chrome front & rear bumpers strips; Airaid air filter; Bassani duals; Modesty Cover; Autolite AP5263 Platinum Plugs (.040); Crane Plug Wires; NAPA Ceramic pads; Blane hood struts; PTeazer Gas, Brake & Foot Rest Pedals, '05 Rear Step Pad, Stainless Door Sills, Llumar tint, "A" Piller chrome; APC Strut Bar
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 27 Jul 2008, 02:57 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,744
Default Re: Brake(s) Question

Agree with Hooligan. If you have the OEM pads, or they've been replaced by the dealer with the same kind of pad, they are very soft. You can tell by the way they leave so much brake dust on the wheel. A better pas makes for better braking.
__________________
Rules of the forum have been updated as of *07/07/2019* Please read them over.

- All decisions by the Moderator are semi-permanent, can and may be changed at his discretion but definitely will be the final word. Any action performed by the Administrator or Moderators are not to be discussed on the forum.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 27 Jul 2008, 06:54 pm
AlphaWolf's Avatar
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 54
Default Re: Brake(s) Question

I just hit 1275 miles today. So yeah, they are the stock pads. You both are not kidding about the brake dust! Holy crud when I washed the car yesterday I could not believe how much dirt/dust was on the front wheels.

Someone told me you can adjust the brake pedal travel as well to take some of the travel out of the pedal. I will ask my more mechanical friend to look into that and replacement of the pads.

Hooligan, did you notice a big difference with the new pads on stopping power?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 27 Jul 2008, 08:32 pm
Hooligan's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,023
Default Re: Brake(s) Question

AlphaWolf, I haven't had any problem stopping on any of my three PT's, of course the other two I traded in had just over 50,000 miles on of them.
__________________

2008 Silver Steel Metallic, Touring, NA, Sirius; Chromed door handles; lower grille; fog light surrounds; chrome front & rear bumpers strips; Airaid air filter; Bassani duals; Modesty Cover; Autolite AP5263 Platinum Plugs (.040); Crane Plug Wires; NAPA Ceramic pads; Blane hood struts; PTeazer Gas, Brake & Foot Rest Pedals, '05 Rear Step Pad, Stainless Door Sills, Llumar tint, "A" Piller chrome; APC Strut Bar
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Close call with the brakes sawdust123 General Turbo Discussions 7 22 Oct 2005 01:13 pm
New Brakes... matt87951 Tech & Performance Forum 26 27 Apr 2005 02:38 pm
Question on Brakes turbomangt General Turbo Discussions 11 10 Nov 2004 06:44 pm
Brakes - Turbo vs GT quicksilverdon General Turbo Discussions 11 16 Mar 2004 10:40 am
Brakes Artemis Tech & Performance Forum 6 14 Jan 2003 11:04 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors