Hi everyone. Although I probably should, I don’t know a thing about cars beyond how to get them to the mechanic and back. So I’m at a complete loss, but I’ll try to keep it short.
I had the brake pads, rotors and calipers replaced about 2 weeks ago on my Town and Country because they sounded really bad when I’d come up a stop (grinding sound) and everything was going fine after the replacement until a couple days ago. I went to press the brake pedal and the entire thing hit the the floor before it would actually stop the car. Took it to the mechanic and he said I had 2 leaking calipers, so he replaced them. I pick up the car, drive it for about half an hour and everything is fine until bam, all of a sudden I’m having to press the brakes to the floor again. So I take it back. He says now only my left caliper is leaking, and replaces it, replaces my brake fluid, bleeds the brakes, and I drive it for about 15 minutes before bam, I have to press the brakes to the floor again.
So I pull over and look under the hood and there’s antifreeze just pouring out making a huge puddle on the ground. But there was no indication while I was driving that the engine was getting hot. In fact it was maybe 65 out and I never even broke 35 mph. So I get back in to take it back to the mechanic and the brakes go from working okay, to having to hit the floor, to being okay, etc on and on.
The mechanic checked the booster, the master cylinder and looked for any leaks where I could be losing brake fluid and now he says he’s really busy today and can’t look at it further until tomorrow. Meanwhile I’ve been missing work this entire week and I need to know what’s going on.
Can any of you wonderful people please give me some insight into what could be causing this problem? I’m at a loss and don’t know what to do. Any input is very much appreciated.
Not sure if it’s relavant but the car has 60K miles, ones previous owner and I haven’t had any other problems with it. Recently did use it to trail a u haul while moving 900 miles away, but there were no issues.