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#28 of 76 Re: Chevy Express brake light problem [jcintc]
Jun 23, 2007 (1:15 pm)
I need to thank everyone for the answer to my chevy express van brake light problem. After I posted & no one replied I forgot about the post & the dealer wanted $480 to fix it. Since I only drove the van a couple of times a year I didn't have it fixed. This week I decided to tackle the problem, did a search on google & my original post came up. I had totally forgot it. But thanks to you guys the answer was here. Replace the 2 lower sockets, which I got NAPA for $39 & that solved the problem. Thanks again everyone.
#29 of 76 Emergency Brake on 2005 Chevy Express Van
Aug 23, 2007 (12:45 pm)
anyone know how to adjust the emergency brake on a 2005 chevrolet express cargo van
#30 of 76 2001 Express 3500 15 Passenger Brake Problem
Sep 06, 2007 (12:46 pm)
My brakes are acting super sensitive and will lock up if even moderate pressure is put on the pedal. I thought it was the front ones only as the van stays in a straight line, so I replaced the front pads, cleaned and greased the bushings. This only helped a slight amount. Anyone got any ideas?
#31 of 76 Re: 2001 Express 3500 15 Passenger Brake Problem [waltben]
Oct 08, 2007 (9:24 pm)
You might need new rear wheel cylinders....i have 2 express vans...my 2000 has almost 400,000 miles...and my 02 has 295,000. GREAT VANS!!!
#32 of 76 Severe Vibration while Braking on Grade
Oct 29, 2007 (9:11 pm)
Hello there. First post. While we should all know that protecting (not over using the brakes) will help prevent warping and vibration, this post is different.
'06 Express 3500 12 passenger van. Loaded up with people coming down a 9% grade (Jackson Hole, WY). I am a conscience driver and pay close attention to the vehicle, especially around extreme conditions. I was descending this grade with moderate speed and typical braking. The more I used the brakes, the more they became pulsating and alternating in the front (steering wheel shook back and forth ever more aggresively). I became very nervous as it became very severe and quickly downshifted the transmission and avoided the brakes as much as I could. I was certain that I had over used the brakes (even though I was paying attention and didn't think I had). I was certain I would have to have the rotors turned and brakes replaced in Jackson, WY. Silly think is once I was on level ground, the vibrations completely disappeared. With shaking that violent, there is no way that the brakes could have been that hot and the rotors that warped and not remain that way. Once rotors are warped, they are warped. But I tell you that I have not taken it in yet and they are as smooth as the day I purchased the van. It is like nothing ever happened. I do not understand why this could be.
#33 of 76 98 chevy cargo NO BRAKE LIGHTS!!!
Nov 01, 2007 (12:14 pm)
My 98 chevy cargo van has no brake lights. The regular tail lights work fine,but when I press the brake pedal,nothing.Now I have checked all the usual suspects like the bulbs,fuses and even brake light switch.I would appreciate any help with this problem.
#34 of 76 Re: 2001 Express 3500 15 Passenger Brake Problem [waltben]
Nov 15, 2007 (9:05 pm)
I am having this same problem with a 1997 3500 express Van. The brakes are super sensitive after the van sits overnight. Slaming on the brakes at 10 miles per hour makes the problem go away for the day. I pulled rear drums and looked at front rotors. All looked good. No fluid leaks. Van only has 9,000 miles on it. No anti lock lights on the dash? Can any one help?
#35 of 76 Re: Severe Vibration while Braking on Grade [dasgoob]
May 03, 2008 (7:50 am)
I've had the same exact problem with my '05 2500 12 passenger van. Going down an extended grade, while using the brakes, I'll get a vibration that gets worse and worse. It seems like it must be heat related, because it doesn't do it in the winter and when it does do it in the spring, summer, and fall, it goes away as soon as I'm not using the brakes much.
Have you found out the problem with yours?
#36 of 76 Re: Chevy Express brake light problem [exner]
Aug 08, 2008 (7:36 pm)
I have a 1997, 3500 with 412+000 miles on it and the intake manifold gaskets were leaking. Replacing them did the trick but while all of that was apart I also had the fuel pressure regulator replaced also. It's alot easier to do it now than later since it is located inside the intake manifold. If you've noticed it takes a few more cranks for the engine to start that's usually the problem.