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#66 of 116 2001 Blazer Emergency Brake Pedal Acts Weird in Cold Weather?
Dec 08, 2006 (1:55 pm)
2001 Chevy Blazer, bought used in June 2005 with 63,000 miles, now a little over 75,000. All recommended maintenence kept up in the past. Never wrecked.
On nights where the temperature hovers around or falls below freezing, the emergency brake pedal will "stick" in the engaged position when I pull the release handle. Sometimes I have to get my foot behind the pedal to help it forward and disengage the ebrake. Any other weather, no problems at all.
Last night it was WAY cold and I had to help the pedal forward after nothing happened when I pulled the release handle. When I got to my destination and pushed down the ebrake pedal, it didn't engage! It just snapped back forward to the disengaged position, and continues to do so.
I have yet to twist my body under the dash to look at it. Before I do, does anyone have any insight or experience with this weirdness? Possible cable wear maybe?
#67 of 116 Addendum
Dec 08, 2006 (4:21 pm)
I forgot to add - the ebrake itself works fine and the cable appears undamaged at the pedal. This is strictly a pedal problem.
From what I can see, the "ratchet" workings themselves are behind a panel.
#68 of 116 Re: Addendum [cj4258]
Dec 09, 2006 (4:13 am)
Yes, there is a release spring that sometimes the wiring bundle gets in the way of so have to get up in there and move it so spring works.
#69 of 116 Rotor replacement
Oct 16, 2007 (8:03 pm)
Haven't got the vehicle here to look at right now, but wondering about front rotor replacement on a '99 2wd. Is the rotor pressed onto the hub, or is it easy to get the rotor off the hub?
#70 of 116 Re: Rotor replacement [jlflemmons]
Oct 20, 2007 (5:05 pm)
Figured it out. Was a very simple design, though not one I had seen before. The bearings and spindle are one unit, and the rotor simply slips on over the lugs like a FWD car.
Now, getting it off of an 8 year old car took some 8lb persuasion, but still a simple repair.
#71 of 116 1999 4WD Blazer Brake problems
Jan 21, 2008 (4:18 am)
My husband replaced the rear brake pads, rotors, and calipers. We have bled the brakes (all four wheels a couple of time), but brake petal is still spongy. Any ideas on what else to check? Thanks!
#73 of 116 Rear Brake Problem with 2000 Blazer
Feb 19, 2008 (4:12 pm)
I have a 2000 4X4 Blazer with rear brake problems. For some reason, the rear brakes aren't grabbing. There's no air in the lines. I've bled the brakes a few times to try to fix the problem, so I know that's okay. After I bleed them, they will work for a day or two, but then quit working for no reason. There are no leaks that I can find, and there's plenty of brake fluid. Can anyone give me an idea of where to start to try to fix this problem?
#75 of 116 where the heck did the brake fluid go to???
Apr 21, 2008 (8:16 pm)
im doing the brakes on my cousins 99 blazer and when i checked the fluid the resovoir for the rears was empty. so i thought that there was a hole in the line some where. but i cant find any leaks ANYWHERE. it has the abs module sitting on the drivers side inner fender. has anyone had this problem before and know where it mighta went to. it has me all confused.