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#625 of 655 Re: 2008 Cheverolet Express lug nut torque specs [wikinger]
Mar 09, 2010 (1:29 pm)
The owner lost the owner's manual and when I researched it online, I found 4 different torque specs. We will download the owner's manual and give it to him.
Thanks for your help.
#626 of 655 soft brake pedal but van stops pretty good
Mar 29, 2010 (8:40 am)
I've recently did a complete 4 wheel brake job on a 1997 1500 Series conversion van. new pads, rotors, calipers, shoes, wheel cylinders, hardware, complete bleeding no air at all coming out of bleader valves and the van has a real soft brake pedal with the van running ou can touch the pedal with you're finger and it will go almost to the floor, with the engine off and all vacum expelled out of the brake booster the pedal wont even reach the gas pedal the van stops on a dime but the pedal sux can anybody help?
#627 of 655 Re: soft brake pedal but van stops pretty good [bob4374]
Mar 29, 2010 (11:35 am)
This is to be applied when a brake rathernew normal.Wenn new coverings, must be frequently replaced, the brake pedal until the pads applied to the brake disc .After three to five times the brakes have any pressure.
Greetings from Germany!
#628 of 655 I need some pictures of a 7.4 engine inside of a Savana.
Aug 29, 2010 (4:57 pm)
I bought a van that got attacked by squirrels last winter. They chewed up several wires that were connected to sensors and I need to find where they run back into the harness to fix them. So detailed pictures of the an engine in the van from inside the van would be greatly appreciated.
#629 of 655 Newbie with 03 1500 express need leveling kit?
Aug 31, 2010 (12:02 pm)
First off let me say.. I love our van! My buddies all talk crap untill its time to road trip! We also have a 03 ford excursion 7.3 diesel and does its job well. I just love vans!
My question and I used the search and found nothing. Is there a front suspension leveling kit for our 2003 Chevy Express 2wd with 5.3?
All help would be appreciated.
#630 of 655 2008 Chevy Express Van needs rotors every 5,000-20,000 miles
Sep 22, 2010 (1:00 pm)
MY PROBLEM ----COPY & PASTED FROM ANOTHER THREAD----
I bought it certified with 14,000 miles. It came with a 36,000 warrenty. I now have 94,000 miles on the vehicle and I am on my fourth set of rotors!! And on top of that I have the original brake pads. As a matter of fact from 14,000 mi to 94,000 my brake pads have not worn at all. Chevy gives you a print out of how much remaining brake pad is left and my brakes have not worn AT ALL in 60,000 miles. Every old school mechanic I talk to says this is a RED FLAG that my brakes are not operating properly. I had to cut the rotors at 30,000, and then at 50,000 they were warped and too thin to resurface. I Replaced them again. At 80,000 I had to have them cut because they were warped. Then at 85,000 I had to have them replaced again because they were warped. I live in Illinois but use the vehicle for a business that has me traveling from state to state. Everytime I take it in the rolling hills of Missouri, of god forbid the mountains of Colorado, after 1 hour of hills or mountains, I can feel that they are warped. Within 1 hour of mountain driving my rotors get to hot that when I brake, my whole steering column shakes and the vehicle swerves to hard that I can barely stay within the lines on the interstate. I seriously feared for my life the four times that this has happened. I have tried to have Chevy look into this and everytime they just slap new rotors on and send me on my way. I keep telling them there is something else wrong. They give a 12,000 mile warrenty on rotors and they are warping in half that time. Chevy has had to replace them for free under warrenty 3 times and I have had to pay once. I feel like all they want to do is slap new parts on instead of finding the problem or having a
RECALL! As a matter of fact my dealer told me that they have a couple other customers that use their Chevy 3500 Express Van as a work truck and that the same thing keeps happening to them. They try to tell me it must be my driving/braking in mountains. First of all I grew up in Colorado and had a 1984 Dodge Ram Van and never put rotors on in less that 100,000. I know how to drive in the mountains. I have spoke to corporate, who agrees something else is wrong but they won't do anything about it. They say they've checked everything. But they won't check the pressure in the master cylander with a gauge. I finally got the service supervisor to admit to me that these vehicles have crappy metal rotors from China and that they have been failing in the saftey lane tests for their ability to brake and stop in the required distance. I bought the 3500 1 ton van because I believed it would last me for years as a work vehicle. I feel that my vehicle was overated to it's weight limit and it cannot stop itself if it has ANY kind of load in the cargo area. It's just really scary because I use it for work and I have to travel to these areas and I fear for my life everytime I drive in the mountains. I am going to be writing to all kinds of people at Chevy as well as the better business bureau. I have already filed a complaint with the US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTAION HIGHWAY SAFETY ADMINISTATION. THERE NUMBER IS 1-888-37-4236. IF CHEVY RECEIVES 3O OR MORE COMPLAINTS A RECALL INVESTIGATION WILL BE LAUNCHED. I am also going to contact a local Chicago newspaper writer who takes on stories like this when people are wronged by corporations. This isn't really about being wronged as much as it is about being safe.
#631 of 655 How to Flush Radiator of 1997 GMC Savana?
Sep 29, 2010 (1:23 pm)
I have a 1997 GMC Savana. It has a lot of brown gunk in the radiator fluid. It also overheats when I'm towing my boat. I bought a Prestone 2 Radiator Flush Kit, but I don't know which hose to cut for the fittings? I can't find the radiator drain either. Any assistance in flushing the radiator would be appreciated.
#632 of 655 Re: How to Flush Radiator of 1997 GMC Savana? [jsamuelson]
Sep 29, 2010 (6:32 pm)
Hello, here in Germany, our Express and Savane bottom of the engine on the left bank of cylinders a drain plug for the cooling water.
There, the cooling water to be drained and fresh water to wash back through the reservoir einfüllen.Than the engine with a little vinegar to warm up in cold water and drain again.
Thereafter, the cooling system should be clean again.
#633 of 655 Looking for a 05 or 06
Oct 05, 2010 (2:49 pm)
Looking to buy a 2005 or 2006 Chevy/GMC conversion. Leather, low top, DVD...
#634 of 655 Re: 2008 Chevy Express Van needs rotors every 5,000-20,000 miles [meg19]
Oct 06, 2010 (11:29 pm)
I have 124,913 miles on my own Chevy Express, and I have replaced the rotors a total of ZERO times. I have never had any problems with brake pads. They've been replaced as needed during scheduled tune-ups. (Which my company designates). You say that your steering column shakes to the point that you can barely keep the van straight. It seems like you have a major problem with your particular vehicle. The vans are known to shake, special the rear-view mirrors, but not to that extreme. We have several Expresses used at our work place, and sorry to tell you, but their is no major rotor issue.
You say that the Van's payload capacity is overrated? That's absurd. The brakes are well qualified for 3,900 Lbs of payload (or with almost 10,000 Lbs of trailer weight). Which is actually a legit advertised payload, unlike the totally unrealistic advertised Sprinter payload of over 5K Lbs. I've driven a Dodge Sprinter for 6 years and, the brakes aren't any better, or more reliable.
You are so fixated that the car should be "RECALLED" ( that and the many other things), that it's kind of getting suspicious that you have some sort of grudge against the car. And since you state that you have an '84 Ram van, your POV is starting to show. So what it seems like here is, you have an old Ram van, and you're mad that you aren't using an updated Chevy Express van. That's just what it seems like, but I'm not going to state it as a fact. Trying to get others to call up the DOT in order to file a complaint on your own stated issues is too far.
If you think your van is really that crappy, and you are not getting the warranty coverage, I suggest you demand a new vehicle, or threaten with a lawsuit.