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Chevrolet Avalanche, Brakes, Truck
#7 of 25 Re: Chevrolet Avalanche: Brakes [juanscubaski]
Jun 16, 2007 (7:46 pm)
Did you every figure out what happened with your breaks? I have a 2002 Av that I just changed the breaks on and had the same issue. Front pads look new, rear completely gone!! I have 36K on the truck and this was the first set of pads. Please let me know if you got any useful information on what the problem was.
Jul 29, 2007 (10:31 pm)
Hey i'm and owner of a 2002 Z66 avalanche and it has done very very well cept the brakes where just flat out Bad i Almost made this one guy in a New Bmw have a heart attack when he pulled out in front of me so since i have a baby on the way i dip into my Saveing and put some Very High Performance Brake Disc and pads from Brembo and this truck will stop on a dime if i have to stop it the kit cost me close to 500$ Ebay Gotta Love them the Labor maybe hell but its worth it
#10 of 25 Re: Chevrolet Avalanche: Brakes [sgt_blackhawk]
Jan 03, 2008 (12:16 pm)
The brakes on my 03 Ave are excellent and have been from day one. I have 72k miles now and am still on the original brake pads. Very even wear front to back. I had the same experience on my 01 Silverado. 60k miles on it when traded and brake pads were still in good shape. Oh, and unlike what someone mentioned about trucks going back to rear drum brakes around '05 (I find that hard to believe), both these trucks were disc brakes all the way around.
No complaints with either and night and day better than the '98 Dodge Dakota I had which would activate the ABS even on dry pavement and when it did, it felt like I had totally let off the brake pedal even though it was to the floor. The dealerships response? They all do that and they are known to have bad brakes. My boss went through a stopsign out here a couple days ago because he couldn't stop". They did nothing to fix it. I loved the truck, but it was the last Dodge I bought because of that and other problems.
#11 of 25 2002 avalanche reversing problems
Jan 06, 2009 (4:50 pm)
I have a 2002 Avalanche and Just the couple of lasts weeks I have had problems when I put the truck in reverse it doesnt want to move at all and when I push on the gas the truck will jerk back and forth hard and wont move. It acts like the brakes are locked up is the best way to discribe it. Wondering if anyone knows if there is anything I can do to fix this problem, without having to bring it in.
#12 of 25 Re: 2002 avalanche reversing problems [bialke24]
Jan 06, 2009 (5:22 pm)
I just changed my brake padsa week before Christmas and they are fine it just when I put thetruck into reverse when I have the problems.
Has anyone had problems stating their truck in the morning? Cause when I go to start it it doesnt want to start so I turn the key and wants to turn so I shut it off and turn the key again and it fires right away I havent had this problem since after I changed the brakes.
#13 of 25 2007 Ava 4x4 changing front rotors
Jun 04, 2009 (4:53 am)
I have been having brake problems on my 2007 avalanche 4x4, In an attempt to change the rotors I could not get the calaper bracket removed. The bolts seemed to be almost welded, I broke a braker bar and socket trying to remove this. Is there something special about the Avalanche and changing the rotors. Please help
#14 of 25 Re: 2007 Ava 4x4 changing front rotors [gar6]
Jun 10, 2009 (7:09 am)
Avalanche brakes are no different in conceptual design than any other rotor setup. Remove caliper, lift away, remove rotor.
The bolts may be tight or a bit rusted. May have used loc-tite on the original bolts at the factory.
#15 of 25 torque wrench size needed for front brake pads
Oct 26, 2009 (1:09 pm)
I'm not wanting to go buy a whole set but just want to purchace the required size torque wrench for my 2002 Avalanche front brake pads.
Anywone know that size? Thank you.