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#62 of 611 Re: 2001 Silverado 1500 Brake Pulsation [sweetlb]
Jan 21, 2008 (8:26 pm)
I have really earily simular problem with 07 Silverado, after putting on some after market wheels same size as stock wheels, I began experiencing problem and thought it was rotors and or brakes but I replaced rotors and brake pads thinking it was warping, but to no avail the problem still exist's when I press the brake pedal the whole front end of truck buck's but steering wheel is fine, This truck has 10,000 miles on it the dealership tells me it's the wheel but they are only guessing and they state they cant touch the situation because of the aftermarket wheels but Chevy corporate states otherwise but COX chevrolet and Sunset Chevrolet in Fla. have both refused to deal with this issue. I will try taking the fuse out , thanx for the info.
#63 of 611 Front Brakes Noisy
Feb 01, 2008 (7:34 pm)
I have 10000 miles on my silverado w/t classic. It all ready went in for loud squealing noise from the breaks, At that time they told me this was normal. They did with alot of persistence from me find a service bulletin for noisy breaks and change the pads with ceramic and turned the rotors.
However the noise has come back after about 3000 miles anyone having similar trouble? What have you done.
#64 of 611 Silverado brake problems
Feb 06, 2008 (4:08 pm)
We have a 2002 Silverado truck with only 28,000 miles on it. We bought it new and have taken great care of it. We just took it to the dealer and were told that all 4 rotors and pads have to be replaced on it because they are rusting and deteriorating. We live in Colorado where it's unheard of to have parts rust so we questioned this. Then we were told that the parts are bad because we don't drive the truck enough so that made the brake parts go bad. Anyone else ever heard that you have to brake a certain minimum to keep your brakes from falling apart at 28,000 miles? After spending $1,200 for new rotors and pads, and parking brake parts we have discovered that many other people have the same trouble with their Chevrolet truck and that Chevy is denying it's defective parts. Anyone else heard of this problem?
#65 of 611 Re: 2001 Silverado 1500 Brake Pulsation [07silveradoguy]
Feb 12, 2008 (5:53 pm)
read the message from 07silverado guy and i had the same problem with my 07 gmc. which fuse was he talking about removing ??? any help would be great..thanks from chevyman07
#66 of 611 Brakes are too sensitive.
Feb 17, 2008 (11:36 am)
I own a 2005 GMC Serria 1500 Crew Cab. I have had the Brake pads replaced all around and had the rotors in the front shaven as well as the drums in the back. Now it seems when I go to apply the breaks they seem to cause the truck to come to a quick stop. When I pump the breaks to slow down it is very jerky. I had the breaks serviced again and they can not find the problem. My abs light also comes on from time to time. When it stays lit the breaks work well again. I had the sensor replace in 2005 when I received the recall notice. My next stop is my dealership. The truck just broke 40,000 miles. Any clues?
#67 of 611 Replacing Rear Rotors
Feb 24, 2008 (12:50 pm)
I have been hearing a rubbing noise for about a week now and got to looking yesterday. Come to find out the driver side rear rotor has a couple groves in it. I am guessing, more than likely it will need to be replaced. The truck is an '03 Silverado 1500 extended cab sb. I am wondering if anyone could give me a ball park price range I can expect to pay to get this replaced.
#68 of 611 Re: Replacing Rear Rotors [marcb2]
Feb 25, 2008 (7:15 am)
It really depends on if you want to go to the dealer or "do it yourself". There are many after market products available that can help this. I suspect you should do both sides just to be safe.
70/rotor x 2 , assume your pads need replace 80/pads, and a few hours of time. Dealer should be the about the same with labor at 85/hr for 2.5 hrs
you might check my other posts i used SSBC rotors and pads package (photos)...they work great... that was 70K miles ago and only 30% used (city and highway 50/50)
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Re: 2001 Silverado 1500 Brake Pulsation [sweetlb] by ttaupier1
Aug 09, 2007 (8:59 pm)
#69 of 611 Silverado Brake Pulses
Mar 03, 2008 (7:24 am)
I have 2000 Silverado 1500 4x4 i got the truck in May 07 with 48,000 miles At 53,000 Brake line blew out from rust Dealer wanted 3 grand since its winter here and no garage I took to local shop replaced all steel lines front rotors and calipers $1500 still had a soft petal it took many times bleeding both manually and with computer to get a good petal Well 3 weeks later brake pulsing started had the shop check it out left front speed sensor cutting out at or below 7 mph I pulled the ABS fuse and drove the the truck NO PROBLEMS With price of the sensors being half the price of the hubs and problem would most likely return I just replaced the hubs with BCA bearing hubs took 3 hours to change both PROBLEM SOLVED I found that the inner seals leaking on the hubs Grease found and rust between axle and hub I am going to go SSBC kit for rear to gain brake power and will be changing rubber lines to braided I just hope this helps i was told just leave the ABS fuse out and remove the 2 warning lights but would rather have system work right but If I have problems again I will remove fuse and lights and forget about
I had no warning lights when petal started to pulse at a slow speed mostly happened when I was coming to a stop Shop drove the truck with computer hooked up to find the problem There where no codes when checked
#70 of 611 2008 Sierra problems
Mar 03, 2008 (12:59 pm)
I just purchased a 2008 GMC 2500 Sierra crew cab. I presently own 4 GM vehicles that are 2003 or newer. I have owed over 15 GM cars in my lifetime. I have a little over 900 miles on the truck and have experienced some brake problems. When the brakes are applied as you are approaching a stop light, and you happen to hit a bump in the road, recessed manhole cover, or small pot hole, the vehicle will momentary loose all brakes. This is only for a fraction of a second; however when you are traveling at 40 or 50 MPH, this situation turns to panic as you approach the car in front of you with NO brakes. At 50 MPH a fraction of a second quickly turns into 20 ft of stopping distance. This has happened to me 4 times including once while taking a GM service tech for a ride. GM claims there is nothing wrong with the brakes, since the vehicle is operating “as engineered”. They stated that they have no intention on correcting this problem. They stated that under those circumstances, with this vehicle, that this is normal. I asked for a letter to that affect, but they refused. The other problem that I have, which is also “as engineered”, is that the defrosters and defoggers don’t work. Part of this problem is due to the fact that the windshield defroster is only 22 inches for a 5 ft plus windshield. In cold weather, two triangle about 8X 8 freezes up on the outside of the windshield in both bottom corners. This makes visibility tough because the wipers are dragging ice across the windshield. The other part of the problem is that GM no longer runs the air conditioner to take out the humidity when the defroster is on in cold weather. You can’t override the system in cold weather. This causes a problem in cold rainy weather. The inside of the windows run with water when it is raining or your clothes or jacket is wet. I was on the phone approximately 30 minutes with GM and my windows were still fogged.
#71 of 611 2004 Silverado and 2006 Astro Van Rusting Rotors
Mar 26, 2008 (9:35 am)
We have a 2004 Silverado truck with 15000 miles and a 2006 Astro Van with 32000 miles. Bought both new. Just took to the dealer and were told that the rotors have rusted because we do not drive enough. We have had 6 Astro Vans and drove them the same way as the 2006 and this is the first problem with rusting rotors.