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#569 of 611 Re: 95 Silverrado 1500 brakes pulling [repsol17]
Feb 28, 2013 (3:01 pm)
I know this may be minor, but... have you ever given thought of it not being the LF brake? I have in past come across where one wheel is froze OPEN for whatever reason, and you get a pull to left because the RF caliper is froze open,etc. therefore making it feel/look like a pull to left when in fact it just pulling because its the only one working. You maybe have got there already but I figured I would throw it out there. Sometimes you just have to step back and look at it in different light. It also could be proportioning valve. You also should look at defective NEW parts. It happens from time to time.
#570 of 611 GMC Sierra 2005 Brake Problem HELP!
Jan 17, 2013 (2:31 pm)
#571 of 611 GMC Sierra 2005 Brake Problem HELP!
Feb 16, 2010 (9:57 pm)
I have been having brake issues with my 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. When I purchases the truck the brakes worked fine, and after about 10,000 miles of driving they started to get bad. I changed out my front rotors and brake pads hoping that would fix them but it hasn't.
My problem is when I am coming to a complete stop and I brake, the peddle begins to go down, the truck keeps moving slowly, the brakes push down a little further, then I come to a complete stop. It's almost like the peddle goes down, you can feel the brakes being applied, then it feels like the brake crunches and goes down a little further coming to a complete stop. Also when I am turning and braking, sometimes there is a weird grind noise coming from my front rotors.
I took the truck into the shop, they bled the brake line, adjusted my rear drum brakes, and even put on two new tie rods. They told me they saw NO leaks and everything was ok. After I drove it away, the problem still occurs.
My thoughts are it might be the a bad master cylinder, or ball joints, but I am not sure why it does this. ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED PLEASE!!! I WANT TO GET THIS PROBLEM FIXED!
#572 of 611 gmcsierra brake problem.
Feb 18, 2010 (7:33 am)
I just changed out my rear brake shoes and rotors. my driver side had a leaking wheel seal. After changing the seal and test driving the truck, the driver side made a chirping noise and became extremely hot, in 20 degrees weather. my conclusion was the caliper was dragging. a machanic friend thought the hose to the caliper was the suspect. after replacing the hose and bleeding the rear brake lines, the dragging brake seems to be fixed. unfortunetly, the wheel seal (new) is still leaking. did the extreme heat from the rotor cause distortion in the seal? I did have to tighten the nut that holds the hub two more full turns. could that be the reason? Anybody got any thoughts?
#573 of 611 Re: GMC Sierra 2005 Brake Problem HELP! [mmaple16]
Feb 18, 2010 (7:39 pm)
What I would try next would be ABS, look for fuse's controler's or sensor problems. Whatever the case may be you could have a fault somewhere in your ABS system that fools your truck into a "hard braking situation" when in fact you are simply slowing down. From the noises and situations your describing thats what leads me to believe your ABS system could be at fault, and the fact that you bled and replaced pads and rotors there's not much left.
#574 of 611 2005 gmc sierra brakes sticking on
Apr 02, 2010 (7:12 am)
86,000 kms on my truck on my second set of pads this year will soon have to replace my rotors i put on six months ago. Front disc grab and stick on occasionally and can smell burning in cab.I have had it to several garages tell me they cannot find problem.I replaced calipers anyway and pins are clean and new.Seems to be worse on passenger side,braking hardest. Anyone have any ideas?
#575 of 611 Replaced Front Wheel Bearing And Now ABS Working Every Time Brakes Are Used
Apr 02, 2010 (11:33 am)
I recently changed the front pass wheel bearing hub assembly 2001 Silverado 4x4 and now everytime I go to use the brakes the ABS is kicking in making it actually hard to stop. No ABS light coming on or other problems noted. I have removed the ABS fuse and everything is back to normal but technically there is no ABS capabilities right now. I was surprised that the ABS light has not come on on the instrument panel---PUZZELED--anybody come across this?????? I personally do not like ABS anyway.
#577 of 611 Re: 2005 gmc sierra brakes sticking on [duke30]
Nov 06, 2010 (6:37 am)
hello duke 30 I am haveing the same problem on my 2005 gmc sierra 1500 ,the front brakes grab and hold and stick on ,but then other thimes they work fine ,I replaced the front flex hoses and the calipers seem to be free ,wondering if its in the abs contoller ?
#578 of 611 Re: 2005 gmc sierra brakes sticking on [kevin127]
Nov 06, 2010 (9:18 am)
IA couple months ago I had a discussion with a GM mechanic and he told me it was probably the master cylinder.He took my master cylinder off and it tested fine,so he drained all the brake fluid and replaced it with new. Brakes are fine now, he said there must have been some dirt in it blocking a port occasionally, thus not releasing pressure from the calipers.Hope this helps.