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#237 of 618 2004 GMC Sierra HD 2500 ext 4x4 Rusted Brakelines?
Apr 24, 2010 (5:14 pm)
I have to replace the rear right brake line on my 2004 Sierra it failed at low speed, thank god for the emergency brake. It rusted out on top of the rear axle, what gives? I drove a 1950 chev truck until the 80's and nothing rusted out like this. They can't build brakes that last more than 5 years? Scary, and everyone is worried about Toyota? I'm scared to drive this thing down the highway, what line will blow out next?
#238 of 618 ABS Brakes
Apr 24, 2010 (8:02 pm)
Hi, I have a 1997 chevy pickup 4x4 and when i step on the brakes the anti-lock brakes come on, it acts like your on ice even in the summer,i know they are not supposed to do that, any ideas.
#239 of 618 ABS Problem
Apr 26, 2010 (7:35 am)
I, too am having the ABS kick in at low speeds on dry roads on our 2001 Silverado. I called the dealer to inquire about a recall, and was told it had expired. I called GM, they said it had already been performed on our vehicle and that it wouldn't be covered a second time. The dealer quoted $450-500 to fix if there wasn't something wrong other than the sensor. A co-worker said his FIL had the same problem, got the recall done, had the problem return after six weeks, and after going around with the dealer, finally gave up and disconnected the ABS fuse. It is an outrage that GM won't adequately address these safety issues.
#240 of 618 Re: ABS Problem [mrw601]
Apr 26, 2010 (5:08 pm)
Not sure if you're describing the same problem I had or not. With my 2002, I had brake problems/ ABS Problems at very low speeds, such as pulling into my garage or a parking space, (bounced off several parking curbs). After the dealer replaced the wheel speed sensors, then the master cylinder, I discovered the problem still existed. Then one of the front wheel bearings began to growl, replaced the wheel bearing kit and the brake problem went away. That bearing was apparently going out for a couple months and had never made a sound, till after the sensors and master were replaced. Seems the failing wheel bearing resulted in enough slop that the wheel speed sensor was getting confused and screwing with the ABS. So your brake problem may not be a brake problem at all. By the by, the Dealer refunded my money on the wheel speed sensors and the Master Cylinder
#241 of 618 Re: ABS Problem [mrw601]
Apr 27, 2010 (3:04 pm)
looking for used abs module now can leave fuse out as long as sensors are not tied in with your four wheel drive some are assoc. what a pain
#242 of 618 Re: 2004 GMC Sierra HD 2500 ext 4x4 Rusted Brakelines? [duncanm2]
Apr 29, 2010 (8:06 pm)
You also need to watch the front left brake line where it mounts near the frame above the axle. Mine rusted and let loose suddenly, and luckily there was room on the should to avoid rear ending a tractor trailer. I have an 03 and it failed in 08, with less than 50K miles. NHTSA is doing some investigation on it as I reported it to them. Thanks for the tip on the rears, have not replaced them yet. Also check your engine oil cooler lines if have that option. Mine failed at 3.5 years.
#243 of 618 Re: 2004 GMC Sierra HD 2500 ext 4x4 Rusted Brakelines? [barnowl3]
Apr 30, 2010 (5:39 am)
I have an '03 Duramax and am concerned about this brake line failure especially with the extra weight of this truck.. Do most of these failures occur in states that use or used salt on icey roads?
#244 of 618 Re: 06 brake vibration [edb3163]
May 03, 2010 (6:35 pm)
I have a 2005 crewcab 1500 and wanted to upgrade to 20" ltz factory wheels and went to discount tire store to get tires and they said they couldnt do it because of a rear component issue on the '05 crewcabs only, but now it seems like other year models may be affected. I contacted GM and they couldnt give me the reason why the 20s wouldnt work only that 18" is the max. Really bummed me out. I recontacted discount tire to see if they could give me the reason why and this is the email they sent to me.........................
"I as you are somewhat dismayed that the dealer could not provide you with the following information. On 10/19/2004 GMC sent out a release (acc04-025) which halted the installation of 20" plus sizing on all crew cab models. They also had to down-size any existing inventory before it could be sold. No other body styles were affected. The dealer sould be able to provide you a copy of this release or I can mail or fax you one".
I know in this reply email the guy sending it stated dealer but I aIso contacted GM through the 1-800-gm number and got nowhere. I didnt get them to send me the release but maybe someone here can find out what it actually says. I just kind of gave up on the 20s on my truck for the time being. Hope this helps.
#245 of 618 Re: 1996 chevy 1500 rightfront brake locked [akjbmw]
May 09, 2010 (7:44 pm)
thanks, replaced hose and fixed the problem
#246 of 618 1996 silverado 1500 wont start.
May 09, 2010 (7:59 pm)
My 1996 chevy 1500 5.7L V8 vortec, wont start, replaced the fuel filter and made sure the fuel pump is pumping the fuel. If i put gas in the carb it'll start right up. The minute i turn it off it wont start again. any ideas!