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#367 of 618 2001 silverado 1500 4x4
May 02, 2011 (2:47 pm)
Hateful Jim here- At this point, i'm just trying to pay this piece of plastic crap off, although i bought it USED, and still had to pay about 12000.00 for it. I still owe about 2500.00 on it, and it only has about 134000 miles on it. Was driving down the highway sunday, and right out of the blue, the transmission goes out. Fluid level was fine, smells ok, a little darker than i like it to be, but otherwise seemed to be ok, except that with a small trailor on the back it did seem to have a little trouble in the towing mode.
My guess is that GM has decided over the years, that they can make more money on replacement parts, and repair service, than they can make on sales. Obviously, they dont NEED your business, in the sales department. They just need another STIMULUS from the government, since they are losing your business, (never mind the fact that their workers are OVER-PAID, AND UNDERWORKED). Its alright, the big city UNION will take care of them.
I called a local transmission shop, 1300.00 to rebuild the transmission, and NO- IT WASNT THE CHEVROLET PLACE. ANYONE THATS INTERESTED IN KNOWING HOW MUCH MORE THEY WOULD CHARGE, JUST LET ME KNOW AND I'LL GET A QUOTE FROM THE LOCAL GM DEALER, JUST SO WE ALL CAN HAVE A LAUGH AT THEIR EXPENSE.
2500.00 + 1300.00 =3800.00, I think i can find a used TOYOTA 4x4 a little cheaper on a lot here in town, and it will probably last about twice as long as this flower pot.
Ya'll have a great day- HATEFUL JIM said that.
#368 of 618 Chevy silverado 1500 front brakes locking up
May 19, 2011 (10:39 am)
I recently replaced my brake booster after I had an incident where my brakes went to the floor and did not brake. Shortly there after I replaced my front and rear brakes. The system was bled properly, however now my front brakes are locking up and smoking I am afraid to drive the truck due to the fact that it is now over heating and to avoid possible engine damage. What could be the problem and how could I fix it?
#369 of 618 Re: Chevy silverado 1500 front brakes locking up [lilrickyricrdo]
May 20, 2011 (7:45 am)
Hi Lilricky, I am assuming that when you say replaced the brakes you replace the brake pads and rotors... not your calipers. My first reaction would be why are your brakes squeezing and not releasing.. I am thinking your calipers where original and the guide pins were never greased and the fact that you probably dont drive it too much.. that much means general moister re-rusts the pins to the calipers...making them not slide in and out with use... ( based on assumptions)
I would replace all calipers and brake shoes... and possible the rotors... I have had the same experience with factory calipers on the rear .. not the front. I actually replaced all my brakes with after market ( SSBC) parts and now have 140K miles on a 1500GMC sierra...since i moved to after market ..i never have a brake issue.. ever ...you can search my other posts if you would like i have pics of the brake system I installed... the rotors and brake pads just replaced are probably ... EOL due to the heat and stress caused by the over heating...
srry about the thought for sharing photos of the brakes I install, looks like Carspace.com >> was taken down .. send me an email if you want photos.. and i will send them to you ..
#370 of 618 Sierra 2007 Brake question
May 26, 2011 (1:08 pm)
My 2007 Sierra 4X4 Crew Cab brakes smoothly but on occasion, particulary as I am nearly stopped, the pedal will go almost to the floor and I feel a very slight vibration (like the ABS system). A quick "pump" of the peddle and all is fine. I have 57,000 miles and thought it might be the front pads, so I replaced them (only about half used on the pads - but changed them anyway). Still happens. I'm a bit of a novice, but I did check the fluid, etc. No lights or alerts on the dash have ever illuminated. Possible to have a little air in the brake lines? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
#371 of 618 Re: Brake Problem [el_tuercas1]
Jun 01, 2011 (7:15 am)
I have the same problem with my silverado-1500 5.7 98' as el tuercas1 #273. could this just be brake lines? help please.
#372 of 618 Re: Sierra 2007 Brake question [bucktasker]
Jun 01, 2011 (7:48 am)
I would encourage you to take your vehicle into the dealership to be looked at. Please keep me posted when the issue has been taken care of.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#373 of 618 Re: Rusted Brake Lines [19camaro69]
Jun 01, 2011 (9:04 am)
hi camaro, not sure if you wanted all the solid steel lines for brakes replaced with a prefab kit .. i got and installed mine from classictubing.com, came in a big box and installed in a snap.. biggest issue the dealer had was that the SS fittings were much harder steel than the steel ends they were mounting to on the truck hardware.. took about a day .. for the dealer to pull the old and install the new ( see my other posts)
2) no recall and they are not interested... otherwise they would have issues a TSB to deal with it...in lue of a recall
3)MY BRAKES WERE SPONGY FROM DAY ONE! and the dealer said thats just the way they are for a 6300# truck... so i started the research and ended up here.....replaced all calipers with SSBC and russel braided lines from hard lines to calipers, now i drive a nascar...brake system .. no spongy there..my wife also drives it and says it great feel for a large vehicle
we cart our two kids around in it and i used to commute into Boston... i needed good brakes.. i have them now.. I also just swapped the mechancal fan for two electric fans from flexlite....save some more HP and fuel milage, i used to have photos in carspace but they took that down.. i can send photos if you want ..
#374 of 618 Re: 2002 2500hd Silverado rusted brake lines, ABS activations [99silverado2]
Jun 07, 2011 (3:01 am)
Almost a year later- and still don't have this truck fixed. Now the fuel line BROKE..rusted . The cab is rusting, the backing plates are totally gone, the parking brakes rusted. My husband wants to junk it, but my other car is a Ford Taurus- which we were just told will not pass inspection due to excessive frame rust. Why buy american? The US car makers do NOT stand behind their vehicles.
In the woods behind our home someone parked a 1940s dodge years ago. Through the years hunters have used it for target practice- the only rust on that car is around the edges of the bullet holes. If I were able to drag it down and get it running it would be more road worthy than either of our vehicles.
My daughters boyfriend just purchased a new truck, after seeing the issues we had with Ford and Chevy, he bought a brand new Toyota. His reasoning was at least Toyota will do a recall when something goes wrong. Are you listening GM?
Unfortunately we do not have the option of buying a new vehicle. I have called GM customer service, they were usless. The answer was that the vehicle was out of warranty...well duh.
#375 of 618 More brare problems
Jun 20, 2011 (6:08 am)
I have a 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 with 138k miles. Last year I replace a broken right front
Brake line. All the other lines are rusty and I am just waiting for the others to go. Last Saturday I pressed the brake pedal hard because of a yellow traffic light. I felt something give and know my pedal goes all the way to the floor. I ran the red light! I am lucky that no one was coming and that no one was already stopped! My master cylinder is almost full of fluid.
I see a slight leak from the box under the driverís seat. What is this box? At first I though it might be the master cylinder but, don't they give you a little notice? I have no Pressure and the small drip. Can the probleb be the master cylinder or the box?
#376 of 618 silverado brake problem
Jul 03, 2011 (1:17 pm)
I have a 99 Silverado 4x4 z71 new body style with 248,000 miles. Had the ABS module replaced at 86,000 mi (under warranty) and recently had all the brakes, rotors and one new caliper installed at 215,000 mi.
The other day I was stopped at a stop sign and all of a sudden my foot went to the floor. I took it to P boys and they wanted to replace all my lines and the caliper (because they couldn't get the bleed valves loose. I checked the vacuum and I have hard pedal (with the vacuum line off) and when I put the line back on the pedal goes to the floor. Their is still about 1/4 inch on the pedal and if I stand on them they do stop the truck.
The brake reservoir was real low and I added fluid, pumped the brakes, but see no fluid on the lines, ABS, calipers or wheels.