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Chevrolet Suburban, Brakes
#8 of 17 desi501 needs a little more studying
Oct 02, 2003 (10:34 am)
Like all hydraulic systems, the system is sealed. How do you introduce air into a sealed system?
The only way is to unseal the system - a mechanical failure!
Perhaps factual knowledge prevails over ignorance?
No. If you believe you are correct then so be it.
I am not going to debate this topic with you any longer.
Besides, what do I know? It's not like I work on these vehicles on a daily basis - right?
#9 of 17 try again
Oct 02, 2003 (11:39 am)
I can name a half dozen times I've changed an ABS dump valve to repair a bypassing pedal and I've seen internal leakage in GM ABS units also so don't say it can't happen.
Oct 02, 2003 (9:16 pm)
I wonder if this car was sucking brake fluid through the power brake booster?
Seems to me you'd have a messy floor with a master cylinder that lost every bit of fluid.
#11 of 17 said he had a leak
Oct 03, 2003 (4:35 am)
He stated they did find a leak but he never told us much else about the problem like "did he ever check the fluild level". I guess he's all set now.
#12 of 17 Somehow, some way,
Oct 03, 2003 (4:53 am)
consumers have gotten past the "owner responsibility" level of doing maintenance and checking fluid levels.
The situations people continue to place their families in will never cease to amaze me. It takes less than 5 minutes to check all the fluids in my vehicle....I'll gladly invest that 5 minutes once or twice a week to make sure my family is safe.
I can hear the reponse - it shouldn't have lost fluid in the first 6,000 miles...that's right, it SHOULDN'T HAVE, but break-in periods are the MOST critical times to keep a watchful eye on your vehicle's vital fluids.
Thank God no one was hurt, and maybe the owner will be smarter next time.
Oct 03, 2003 (9:53 am)
Well this is the down side of having a warning light for everything. What happens when the warning light fails? Is there a warning light for the warning light?
Oct 03, 2003 (11:20 am)
we have too many "victims" these days and not enough folks who don't realize that it's their responsibility, not the manufacturer's, to check their fluid levels and other safety/reliability-related things.
#15 of 17 yeah, you just have to doublecheck things yourself
Oct 03, 2003 (4:27 pm)
you don't have to know how to Parkerize a crankshaft to drive, but you should be able to check your car's vital fluids and tire pressures. I still think there should be a page for dummies that folds out of the manual that on an 8-1/2 by 11 sheet shows in pictographs how to check oil, coolant, and tires at a minimum.
Oct 04, 2003 (5:01 am)
first thing I taught my kid - he checks his oil every day. I told him that was overkill, but he loves driving, and loves that obsessive maintenance idea.
Nothing wrong with that.
#17 of 17 It's all attitude
Oct 04, 2003 (9:28 am)
Being in this business I find the same people doing it all the time. My favorite is the guy (or women) brings in the fried heads that you could cook steak on and says I saw the temp gauge (or light) BUT "I had to keep going, I had an important appointment" or " It was only a couple more miles to get home" These are the people that blame the car all the time. "This piece of junk cost me a fortune" Now WHY??