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#556 of 618 Re: 2006 gmc Sierra abs problems [mrfixit911]
Oct 26, 2012 (6:29 am)
Jim here. Hey thanks, truth is, i mean every word of it. Hey- I'm 51, i bought my 1st Chevy truck in 1979 at 18 years old, and it was a hell of a truck. To date i have owned 5 or 6 chevy's, and they ALL were super trucks. BUT- and thats a BIG butt- somewhere down the line, Chevy went from building dependable trucks for the working man, to making cheap trucks to profit!!
Hey- wife and i have been talking for a couple of years about buying a camper to tow to Clearwater Beach, and setting it up so we would have one there when we go down every year ( I REALLY love the Tampa Bay area, best place i've ever been, i reside in the great state of North Carolina). BUT- like i told her last week, BEFORE i buy a camper to tow to Florida, HELL, I'd have to buy a truck to pull it with!! I'd be afraid to tow a camper for an 8 hour drive, only to break down halfway there.
Remember, GM is the most dependable trucks on the road (at breaking down and GM not finding anything wrong with them, that is)
YA'll have a great day, HATEFUL JIM said that.
#557 of 618 Re: radio static [jeeps2]
Nov 08, 2012 (7:22 pm)
Did you ever get an answer to this problem? I too installed a bug shield and now have static in the speakers! Do you have the Bose speakers mounted in your A-pillars? That is where the static seems to be coming from. I winder ifnthere is some shielding that might stop it?
#558 of 618 Re: 2006 gmc Sierra abs problems [hateful_jim]
Nov 09, 2012 (3:09 am)
Ditto on "Chevy went from building dependable trucks for the working man, to making cheap trucks to profit". I too have a 30ft camper and no way will i pull it with the Chevy, be afraid of something falling off the truck and being stuck. I bought a 07 Ford E150 van new, with 125k on it, not one problem and plenty of tow power. I only keep the Chevy pick up for 4 wheel drive when it snows. (Eastern PA.) I do drive it more now that in the past 3 yrs I've spent $4k on EVERYTHING associated with brakes,master cyl, calibers, lines, front hubs and wheel bearings.
As I always mention, I'm on here not to just complain about GM trucks, but to make others aware they are driving an unsafe vehicle. Get it fixed now!
Chevy 2002 4x4 pickup
#559 of 618 Re: radio static [homeyvarter]
Nov 09, 2012 (4:44 am)
Radio static & ABS brake problems are not one in the same, your on the wrong page homey.................
#560 of 618 Re: 2006 gmc Sierra abs problems [mrfixit911]
Nov 13, 2012 (6:21 pm)
Yeah, its a damn shame, you pay this much for a truck, and get it paid off, after paying all that money, its not worth anything, so you cant sell it, Its a piece of s__t, so your afraid to go on a long trip with it, with anything valuable in tow, and IBD (we all know what that means), if i'm gonna plunk down another 25000 for another truck. Even if i did, WOULDNT BE A CHEVY!!
#561 of 618 2004 chevy 1500
Jan 05, 2013 (5:46 am)
Problem w/front callipers. Replaced both, put new pads also. Blead brakes real good, everything
looked fine, know I have no pedal whats so ever? New Year, not so happy. Could use some advise.
#562 of 618 Re: 2004 chevy 1500 [pj43]
Jan 05, 2013 (6:27 am)
Hi, you didn't say when this happens. All the time ?, just when slowing to stop, etc. Did you bleed all 4 wheels ? Here is a quick run down of brake problems with these trucks. My experience would say, if all the time, its master cylinder or a blown out brake line leaking fluid. When slowing to stop sign, ABS could be acting up. Pedal feels good until you just about stop, then you will feel a vibration from ABS activating. When the ABS acts up, it will also give the same symptoms as a bad master cylinder. This can be proved by pulling the ABS fuse. I''ve been driving with the ABS fuse out for 3 yrs. This was a recall, but GM never actually fixed the problem.
I'm not a mechanic by trade, just posting how I solved my problems. More importantly, look at your brake lines on the frame, they will rust out with no warning !! I've replaced everything, pads, rotors, hubs/bearings,etc, It was;t until the brake lines rusted out and replaced, that the brakes felt better since new.
How about some more details. These truck have numerous brake problems. ABS senors fail, brake lines rusting, front hubs/bearings, all brake related.
#563 of 618 Re: 2006 gmc Sierra abs problems [mrfixit911]
Jan 05, 2013 (8:18 am)
yeah, i hate to complain too, but i watch this site pretty much to know what to expect next on my flowerpot. Hateful Jim said that!!
#564 of 618 2002 gmc sierra 2500 hd 4x4 shop manual
Feb 21, 2013 (1:57 pm)
Are there any free copies available??
#565 of 618 Left Temperature blend door actuator
Feb 23, 2013 (6:41 pm)
Hi. I have to replace my drivers side temperature blend door actuator. Just wondering if anyone could tell me what's involved in calibrating it.