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#520 of 618 Re: Chevy silverado 1500 front brakes locking up [barnowl3]
Sep 22, 2012 (8:55 am)
something as simple as contaminated break fluid can cause similar symptoms and do some pretty evil things.
#522 of 618 Re: Chevy silverado 1500 front brakes locking up [tonitocon]
Sep 22, 2012 (4:34 pm)
Contaminated brake fluid ,good point. My master cyl reservoir fluid turned black after 5 yrs old and 85k miles, that's when my problems started. How would of this happen if it wasn't contaminated from factory ?
#523 of 618 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines
Sep 28, 2012 (3:51 pm)
Sunday I went to start my truck. Put my foot on the brake pedal and it went to the floor. I pumped it a few times and there was no pressure increase. I found one place near left rear wheel where the lines was corroded and leaking fluid. Had it towed to the dealer and they say it will cost $2750 in labor and $2700 in parts to fix. They say they need to replace all the brake lines and the fuel lines, and several other parts due to corrosion. They say it will take 3 to 4 days to fix. The labor is expensive because they have to drop the torsion bar cross member , the transfer case and the fuel tank. Weighing my options as the truck only has 19533 miles on it. KBB value is about $15 to $18k.
#524 of 618 Brake line replacement cost
Sep 28, 2012 (5:33 pm)
Here is what I did... GM gets the lines from www.classictube.com, the exact same lines. They make them up special so it took 5 days to get parts.They are pre bent and fit exact. I purchased stainless steel lines, hoses and all mounting hardware for $450 for ALL the brake lines. I had my local mechanic do the work, his bill was $700 for labor, and it also needed all the backing plates, pads, rotors, 2 calibers that were rusted also, etc for a total bill of $1400 including labor. It took one day , but with 2 mechanics on it. He had to remove the cross member and gas tank but not the transfer case. Are your sure the gas lines are bad? I've only heard of just the brake lines. So I've got $1850 into it. But now your talking gas lines too. My truck is a 2002 with 165k,so figured it was cheaper cost VS new truck, plus I couldn't sell, trade or do anything with no brakes or get much for it anyway, l0l. The price of a tow to another shop could save you $1000+. I wish I got rid of it yrs ago, I've spent 6k on it since 100k miles. Keep me posted what you do., Good luck.
#525 of 618 Re: 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines [forresth]
Sep 28, 2012 (5:46 pm)
I can't believe it should cost that much. I have a 2000 Silverado I had to get all my break lines renewed It cost me about $1800.00. I wouldn't take it to a dealer. Take it to a auto repair shop. I was thinking about a new Silverado but I have second thoughts. At least get a second opinion. My truck only had 36,000 miles on it never been in the snow or ice.
#526 of 618 Re: 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines [forresth]
Sep 28, 2012 (7:01 pm)
I had to do the same thing last year, replaced the brake lines from one end to the other along with front calipers on my 2002 silverado1500HD. I have a mechanic friend who bent a higher grade brake line to fit. I think it came to less then $1000. Try and find a trust worthy mechanic as mention earlier.
Are any of you also getting anti-lock coming on at low speed (5mph) braking? If not then that will be next on your list. I really like my truck but GM messed up a couple of things. Why they haven't done a recall on these braking systems seems a little short sighted, but I guess not enough crashes?
#527 of 618 Re: 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines [kevinchevy]
Sep 30, 2012 (3:51 pm)
FACE IT- GM (Government Motors) is NOT going to do a recall- not now, not EVER!! They dont care if you get killed in one of their trucks, as long as you keep buying a GM product, if they go flat broke busted, The good ol USA will step in and give them the money to get back up again. Hateful Jim said that- Ya'll have a real good day.
#528 of 618 Re: 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines [kevinchevy]
Oct 01, 2012 (9:14 am)
The anti lock is another problem too. They did a recall about 6 yrs ago,all they did was clean the wheel sensors,, that didn't work. Pull the ABS fuse , problem solved. Do it now, before you hit someone !! Jim is right, GM doesn't give a damn.
#529 of 618 Re: 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines [kevinchevy]
Oct 02, 2012 (9:12 am)
Damn, I haven't been on this site in quite awhile but have done everything you have to your truck. My 2000 Silverado 2500LD (7200gvw) 5.3 auto.
Rotors (I have 4 wheel disc) + one front and one rear caliper, ABS wheel sensors under the recall, brake lines front to rear. I was getting the 5mph ABS activation for awhile even after cleaning my new sensors. The problem seems to have "gone away" for now. If it reappears I'll pull the fuse and do it the old fashion way.
Lets not talk about the 3 rear bumpers I have replaced and the huge hole on lower rockers do to the quality material GM uses, that's another issue.