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  1. 3 points
    When you buy used you have to expect problems, especially with a 9-10 year old car. I have an 09. Nothing like that EVER happened with mine. Pads wear quick? Yep, but not since I switched to ceramic pads. Your issue has nothing to do with fast pad wear. Obviously who ever “looked” at it did so from their chair. I can guess from my living room in Chicago that you have a leak in a line, bad master cylinder, blown caliper or some other leak. Take it somewhere with a real mechanic.
  2. 2 points
    Given your location, do you have any snow or ice build up between the windshield and the hood? I have found that when ice gets down into this area, it makes a very annoying rattling, clunking sound that sounds like the dash / windshield juncture. It is quite irritating.
  3. 2 points
    Lol. No one? Who’s looked at it so far?
  4. 1 point
    I replaced a battery due to a bad cell. The symptoms, with all of the electronics, were all over the map, with different warning lights and odd behavior. It was a learning experience. Rule out the battery and the alternator first. It does sound like a wiring issue. On an older car, I would be looking for a bad ground and/or connection.
  5. 1 point
    It could be. Didn’t AutoZone check the battery when they checked the alternator? Cars now a days are very picky when it comes to electrical issues. Could also be a loose connection. Have all recalls been done? Do you have an owners page at Mopar.com? If not make one, put in your vin, and you’ll see if anything is outstanding...
  6. 1 point

    Brake Wear?

    You only need to post once about your issue. Posting in different sections leads to confusion and clutter.
  7. 1 point
    Agreed. The problem, as you describe it, is not the common issue that the early Journeys had with brakes to small and excessive wear. What you describe is a loss of pressure and / or fluid. This is not a common issue to the Journey anymore than other brands. The fact that "nobody seems to know what is wrong with it" is because you need a better mechanic to diagnose the problem. If you have air in the system, you have a leak. If you are losing fluid, you have a leak. If the fluid is good but the peddle is soft, you have a mechanical problem at the end of the system with the actual braking components. If the peddle is hard and will not go down, you have a sticking caliper or a cylinder / valve problem. All vehicles can have these issues. You need a qualified mechanic to start.