Last post on Oct 20, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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Chevrolet Avalanche, Brakes, Truck
#16 of 25 Re: torque wrench size needed for front brake pads [bauchaik]
Oct 28, 2009 (6:03 am)
Um, the wrench itself is not a specific size. you use sockets, just like you do for any other socket set. A standard socket set SHOULD have the size you need. I don't think it is an overly large one. I was to say about 17mm - assuming you're talking about the bolts for the calipers vs the caliper mount bracket.
Feb 11, 2010 (3:34 pm)
i have a 03 z66 avalanche, im having issues with it when i stop . when almost a stop it seems the abs engages weither its dry or not. i have changed one hub, n cleaned the other sensor n replaced. has anyone else had this issue?im other wised pleased with truck but is ticking me off. ony other thing i can see wrong is i need to replace rear rotors, pads all look great. any help greatly accepted. ken
#18 of 25 2007 avalanche brakes at 40,000 miles
Jun 21, 2010 (1:12 pm)
I have some problems with my 2700 avalanche breaks. It feel bump back when the breaks are stepped, kind like ABS kicked in. I have it checked in the service of the dealer, and was told the pads are thin and need to be replaced. The truck only has less than 40k miles on it (~39,700), and just very short (10 miles) commuting every day, no big load most of time. Is this problem normal or the parts are defeated? Who can I claim this? Thanks for any advices.
#19 of 25 Noisey front brakes
Oct 28, 2010 (2:08 pm)
I just replaced front pads on our 03,they were squeaking and grinding.I replaced with OE ceramic pads.Stepped on the pedal after putting the new pads in and it goes to the floor????????? Do I need to bleed the brakes now??
#20 of 25 Re: Noisey front brakes [alga_design]
Oct 29, 2010 (8:01 am)
You shouldn't have to if you did the change correctly. You can change the brakes w/o having to open the line at the brake. I just open the reservoir in the engine bay and when I push the calipers back to load the new pads, I keep an eye on the reservoir and take fluid out as needed with a suction device (turkey baster).
If you opened the line at the caliper, you will most likely need to do a full bleed at LEAST on the lines you did that on.
But if you have an 03, I'd be willing to bet the fluid has never been changed. Brake fluid absorbs moisture and looses effectiveness after a while. Follow proper brake bleeding techniques (easy to find) and start at passenger rear, driver rear, passenger front, then driver front and put all new fluid in. You'll have better lines and fresh fluid.
#21 of 25 Popping noise
Dec 30, 2010 (7:44 pm)
Whenever I am going forward and getting ready to apply the brakes I hear a popping sounds. This only happens when I go forward and never in reverse. Can someone please help. Thanks
#22 of 25 Re: Popping noise [jcandcc]
Jan 04, 2011 (10:41 am)
Had a similar issue. Took it to GM to look at and they greased something in the front suspension. Stopped it. Not sure what good the grease did (I looked where they applied it), but they must have done something to stop it.
You may also want to check to ensure your calipers are securely attached to the caliper mount on the hubs.
Aug 06, 2011 (11:45 am)
Looking to replace my brakes/Rotors on my 2007 LT 47000 miles. I would like to know what people are using?
#24 of 25 Re: best brakes [townman750]
Oct 14, 2011 (11:01 pm)
ebc brakes are good...off topic have you guys noticed severe rusting on the brake lines?my trailblazer is 02 and its not rusted like my avalanche brake lines.anyone tried anything to stop rusting or maybe minimize?
#25 of 25 Re: best brakes [bad130y2]
Oct 20, 2011 (9:29 pm)
I have an 02 av 140,000 miles and the lines are pretty rusty. Thinking about replacing them but can't seem to find anyone on here that has done it. Any advice from anyone would be helpful.