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

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105,485

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.

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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

105,485

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?

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

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