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#409 of 618 Re: 2002 2500hd Silverado rusted brake lines, ABS activations [99silverado2]
Aug 14, 2011 (1:34 pm)
The costs to repair all the problems are astronomical; unless you are a do it yourself type. Since it is a 2500HD it may be worth fixing up depending on the body/interior etc. My GMC is a 2000 1500 Z71. We have no salt etc.down here and the backing plates are in excellent condition. (new aftermarket
ones are available in a two piece design so you don't have to pull the axle to replace them, at least for 1500's) Why GM doesn't use better grade material is, well that's just GMC. Mine only has 50k miles and is garaged etc. All that aside it drives great and really is more of a car than a truck.
The problems I've encountered are: ABS failure nearly resulting in rear ending another vehicle; Parking brake design (premature wearout) is a joke and typical of GM engineering(they are not smart enough to correct it so they went back to drum brakes (rear) in'05. Spongy brake system even after repeated flushing; intake manifold gasket failure. (new aftermarket fixed that). The roof on the extended cab is flexy (newer ones have stress ridges in it). If you fix up the '99 You may want to remove the fender flares and see if there is rust under there.
So even after correcting all the problems on your '99 it could drop the crank sensor (99's did that) and if I had waited until Toyota came out with a full size p/u I'd never have a GMC. And I'll never buy another. A GMC/Chevy mechanic (small town) tells me that the Trucks are nothing compared to the new smaller SUV's. They get at least 10 a day in for problems.
Oh yes my Sierra has Mexican springs and Chinese tail gate cables. Lord knows what's lurking up under the dash. Good luck to you. Hope you get two new Toyota's!!!!!! jaxtix
#411 of 618 Re: 2000 Chevy Silverado Parking Break Spring [dlee337]
Aug 31, 2011 (1:10 pm)
I am having the same problem on an 02 2500HD. I have the parking brake peddle unit off and don't see where that spring goes.
Did you ever get yours figured out?
#412 of 618 What can I do about the lousy brakes on my '99 4x4 pickup
Aug 29, 2011 (9:22 am)
#413 of 618 What can I do about the lousy brakes on my '99 4x4 pickup
Aug 29, 2011 (9:22 am)
What can I do about the terrible brakes on my truck?
The pedel squishes to the floor. I've replaced the master cylinder, rotors, & pads & ABS module... and they are only slightly better. It's been properly bled several times. There are no leaks. The wheels are OEM. The tires aren't over-sized. It's like the master cylinder isn't pushing enough fluid to the calipers. Is there a master cyilinder that pushes a larger volume of fluid?
Any ideas for me?
#414 of 618 Re: Rapid brake wear [gmcustsvc]
Sep 21, 2011 (10:03 am)
Hi Laura, I have had the same problem with my 09 GMC Sierra. I'm in the process of having the rear brakes replaced again. This is either # 9 or 10th time they have machined my rear drums or replaced them, along with the shoes. They also replaced the front rotors and pads. I'm out of warranty now but was told by customer service GM Canada that they would help me if I have further problems. Could you contact me so I can get this nightmare over with and fixed properly!
#415 of 618 Re: Rapid brake wear [calpat]
Sep 21, 2011 (10:57 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Unfortunately, I am unable to assist customers outside of the United States. I would encourage you to contact GM of Canada directly at 1-800-263-3777. Hours: M-F 7:30am - 11:30pm, Sat 7:30am - 6:00 EST.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#416 of 618 Re: Rapid brake wear [gmcustsvc]
Sep 21, 2011 (1:22 pm)
Thank you Caron, I have talk to GM Canada, this will be the third case I have opened with them. They claim to have no knowledge of any other truck having the issues I have had with the brakes. There is a bigger problem than just changing the drums and shoe's every 3-4 months. That is just a band-aide! I see that you have had customers with the same problem and I would like to know what the fix is? I believe it has to do with the proportioning valve or the traction control/ anti lock system. The rear brakes are getting to hot and warping the drums. Could you talk with my GM rep? Her name is Giselle, Ext. 2320 and her hours of work are 3:30pm to 11pm.
PS. I've also had replaced
- Throttle Control Valve and Gas pedal
- Power steering rack
- Front & Back bumpers replaced do to rust
- Front rotors and pads
- Rear drums turned(machined) x 3
- rear shoes replaced x 8
- rear drums replaced x 6
- all tires rebalanced shortly after purchase
- All windows re-adjusted due to looseness.
- Rear main seal on the back of the engine leaking, transmission has to be removed for this repair. (Scheduled to be repaired Sept. 28/2011)
- I'm now 6000 miles over warranty.
There is more but it was minor.
This is my first GM ! Nobody wants to fix the real problem.
#417 of 618 Re: ABS ???? [barnowl3]
Sep 28, 2011 (8:47 am)
Hello all. I hope no one jumps down my throat for not having read the multitude of posts here as I ask my question....but.....here goes.
My 19 year old nephew has a 1997 GMC Sierra 2WD Extended cab pickup. It's got over 100,000 miles on it and for the most part he has had nothing go wrong with it until now. Over the past couple of weeks he has begun to experience the ABS and BRAKE lights coming on...when they do...the truck lurches as if it's wanting to die....but doesn't. However occasionally when he pulls to a stop at a stoplight it will die. We took it to a mechanic who put it on a diagnostic and found nothing. They checked the master cylinder and brake lines and found nothing either. I think it might be the fuel filter or fuel pump causing the very intermittent stalling. I had him fill the tank with gas and put a bottle of fuel injector cleaner in it...he says it runs better and hasn't stalled, but the ABS/BRAKE lights still come on occasionally and the truck lurches.
Anyone have any ideas?
I just don't want my nephew getting stranded and not knowing what to do.
Thanks for your help.
#418 of 618 Re: ABS ???? [motigger]
Sep 28, 2011 (2:20 pm)
You could start by cleaning the ABS sensors.