My car has been sitting for a year and the breaks are tight..why and how do i fix them

Asked by May 31, 2015 at 11:43 PM about the 2002 Chrysler Sebring LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

92,915

What do you mean by tight? You can't push it if it is in neutral, or just a very short pedal throw. Look at the rotors they could be rusted if it sat that long.

Best Answer

They are so tight when i push them down i can barely stop

Its been sitting because the computer was just put in..it was in water over the year so i will check the rotors ..thank you

92,915

If that's the case better check the bearings, flush the brake fluid, and if you get any rust in the fluid that is flushed out start looking for bad lines and hoses, one thing you don't want is trying to stop and can't due to a blown brake line. Water is not car friendly have you changed the engine oil and filter and the trans fluid, condensation is bad in aluminum cases. How is the fuel tank, full of rust?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thank you..ill check lines and change break fluid, oil filter ..the car just started with the new computer..

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Sebring

Looking for a Used Sebring in your area?

CarGurus has 2,899 nationwide Sebring listings starting at $1,600.

ZIP:

Search Chrysler Sebring Questions

Chrysler Sebring Experts

#1 Sparky222
Sparky222
Reputation 2,750
#2 Chris Daigle
Chris Daigle
Reputation 1,960
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,480
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
470 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Camry Solara
38 Great Deals out of 1,442 listings starting at $1,695
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Chevrolet Malibu
950 Great Deals out of 79,668 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,030 Great Deals out of 81,564 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used BMW 3 Series
972 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used Toyota Camry
1,002 Great Deals out of 90,919 listings starting at $650

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.