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#557 of 611 Re: radio static [jeeps2]
Nov 08, 2012 (8:22 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 611 Re: 2006 gmc Sierra abs problems [hateful_jim]
Nov 09, 2012 (4:09 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 611 Re: radio static [homeyvarter]
Nov 09, 2012 (5:44 am)
Radio static & ABS brake problems are not one in the same, your on the wrong page homey.................
#560 of 611 Re: 2006 gmc Sierra abs problems [mrfixit911]
Nov 13, 2012 (7:21 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 611 2004 chevy 1500
Jan 05, 2013 (6:46 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 611 Re: 2004 chevy 1500 [pj43]
Jan 05, 2013 (7:27 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 611 Re: 2006 gmc Sierra abs problems [mrfixit911]
Jan 05, 2013 (9:18 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 611 2002 gmc sierra 2500 hd 4x4 shop manual
Feb 21, 2013 (2:57 pm)
Are there any free copies available??
#565 of 611 Left Temperature blend door actuator
Feb 23, 2013 (7:41 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.
#566 of 611 95 Silverrado 1500 brakes pulling
Feb 27, 2013 (2:43 pm)
Hello, new to site and hoping for help !
I'm pretty much a DIY guy but I'm currently baffled by something that's never troubled me before, installing brakes. I recently purchased a 95 stepside (excellent shape) from someone who mostly garaged the truck. At the purchase I was informed that there was a "pulling to the left" when ever you stepped on the brakes. I instantly thought..air in the brake lines, piece of cake. The previous owner stated he tried fixing with no luck by replacing the Master Cylinder and new steel brake lines. Since, I've installed new front pads and calipers and rear shoes with new wheel cylinders to both sides. I also bled the system with new fluids, have no air in lines and I have full/hard petal. The ABS dummy light also remains on as like the day I bought it from the previous owner. Basically it's a complete new system from master cylinder, steel lines to brakes and wheel cylinders and I'm still getting a hard pulling to the left when you mash the brakes. Sometimes it almost jerks the steering wheel from your hands if you really get into the brakes (sudden stopping). I have no sounds coming from the brakes, overall it's a quite ride and there's no play or slop in the steering. I've also replaced all tie rods with alignment. Drives straight as an arrow except the moment you mash the brake pedal.
I haven't replaced the front disc cause the old pads had even wear so I didn't think they were warped. Nor did I replace the flex hydraulic lines on either side since I was getting good brake fluid flow as I was bleeding the brakes along with the pads grabbing the disc.
Could it be any of the ABS Control Module, the ABS Hydraulic Unit or the ABS Modulator Valve ?
I'm out of ideas..about to take to a shop and have them go over everything..which I'm gonna hate. Cause I just know they'll try and sell me land in the desert for something that's an easy fix. Everything is completely new !
anyone have any suggestions..would be greatly appreciated