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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Brakes, Truck
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#46 of 618 Re: 2001 Silverado 1500 Brake Pulsation [1offroader]
Sep 07, 2007 (1:09 pm)
Finally some progress.
I jacked up the front end and checked for looseness, shakes, etc… and no problems.
Then this past weekend, I had my buddy in the truck with me (he owns a 1997 Silverado).
He heard the noise and asked what the heck that was. I told him my story on how I already changed the Pads and rotors and still have this problem. Not sure what to do. I said I might have a Caliper, ABS, brake line problem. Not sure. So he says, I have ABS problems on my truck. I just took out the fuse and it went away. No ABS, but no brake problems.
So I took out the fuse 3 days ago and the problem hasn’t been back since. Bunch of idiot lights on my dash, but no brake problems.
So on top of that, I had to have my truck inspected. I never said I had a brake problem (sticker was already expired), but started throwing “what ifs” to the kid doing the check.
He told me Chevy’s have a history of brake problems. Then he tells me a story about how he is in Tech School and at that time, his dads Silverado starts giving pulsating vibrations on the brake pedal on warm dry days at slow speeds. Sounds familiar, right?
So the dad takes it to GM, and they can’t fix it. They say nothing is wrong.
The kid takes the truck to Tech school the next day and the instructor shows him how components on the ABS get corroded, but it doesn’t show up on the computer check.
They clean the components, and problem gone.
Here’s what makes me mad at my friend. He’s been in my truck at least 5 times before this past weekend. And every time he’s been in the truck the problem happened and he asked what it was. How is it that his ABS problem slipped his mind each time? Could have saved me some money and a bunch of head aches.
So now I’m going to take it to GM and TELL them I have an ABS issue.
Who knows what next…
#47 of 618 Re: brake problems on 2007 chevy silverado diesel [ttaupier1]
Sep 07, 2007 (8:16 pm)
Thank you for your help. I am taking it back in on Tuesday for them to look over it again. I did call GM and made a safety report, just to have it on record. I am going to talk to the service manager about the rear brakes. Thank you for your help. I am not going to get used to these brakes, I may have a new Toyota-tundra! I want to enjoy the truck and feel safe.
#48 of 618 Re: brake problems on 2007 chevy silverado diesel [margeaux]
Sep 07, 2007 (8:36 pm)
Make sure you ask the Toyota dealer about the Tundra's failing cam shafts and failing transmissions.
#49 of 618 96 Silverado rear brakes
Sep 13, 2007 (3:54 pm)
My dad has a 96 Silverado from new, this truck has 125k in miles on it and the rear brakes have never worked...does anyone know where to start looking or know what the problem is??
thank you in advance for your help
#50 of 618 Re: 96 Silverado rear brakes [cmarider]
Sep 16, 2007 (7:49 am)
i belive the 96 had rear drum brakes/front disk?the rear need more fluid to even out with the disk so there is a preportioning valve pretty sure it will be mounted by the master cylinder.if not follow the lines from the cylinder.it will need recentered but it should have set your warning lite off in the dash.if no lite i would check adjustment of rear brakes.if that cks out crack a bleeder open on a rear with pressure on the pedal.just ck for fluid don`t open very far as that screw up the p/portion center.if no fluid look back at the valve.to center you will need to open a bleeder on the front.what the valve does if you broke a line on one end it shifts to out of center to keep fluid to the working end
#51 of 618 bad breakes on 2007 crew cab
Sep 19, 2007 (2:44 pm)
i have a 2007 1500 crew cab and i was out the other nite and the brakes got so hot on the front it melted the center caps off and melted the sencers one the inside of wheel which makes the traction control lite come on so i have real problems the truck has 5600 miles.. this is too soon to be having problems i wonder if my warranty covers this major problem
#52 of 618 Re: bad breakes on 2007 crew cab [feagle]
Sep 19, 2007 (4:00 pm)
Warranty should cover it including the towing to the dealer.
#53 of 618 2001 GMC Brake problems
Oct 07, 2007 (5:08 pm)
I've had brake and e-brake problems (soft pedal, ABS at low speeds, no e-brake etc) since 80K miles (now have 110K miles) and am about fed up with spending money and time trying to fix a faulty design with no help from the dealers or OEM. I finally posted a complaint with the NHTSA (URL below). May or may not help, but at least it lets the Fed know there is a problem with the brakes on these trucks. Good Luck!
#54 of 618 Re: bad breakes on 2007 crew cab [feagle]
Nov 16, 2007 (1:40 pm)
just wanted to say that the dealership fixed the breakes and other things that was wrong from the breakes getting hot ..it cost them 2,000 they even replaced the tires on the front of the truck
#55 of 618 Re: Chev Silverado Brake Failure [brett4mvp]
Nov 29, 2007 (7:22 pm)
Hi, I don't know if you still come on this website but I've had the same problem that also results in the locking of the steering wheel. I've been through arbitration with GMC and the arbitrator said it was not the fault of GM. I've posted a newsletter that the State of Utah Department of Public Safety just put out on Nov. 1 2007. If you go to Forums-Pickups-Chev&GMC Steering problems it's #60. I also posted to the same forum under #'s-53,54, & 57. I can't believe so many of us are having the same problem, yet GM won't do anything about it. I hope we can change this.