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#97 of 116 Re: Rear Rotor removal 2002 Blazer [jlflemmons]
Sep 07, 2009 (1:39 am)
Thanks for the reply. I managed to get the rotors off and replaced the rotors, calipers, and brake pads. I went out and bought a heaver hammer and had to beat the rotors pretty hard. I wasn't worried about breaking them b/c they were being replaced any ways. I took a hammer and hit both sides of the rotor inward pretty hard. After about 4 or 5 really hard wacks, they came loose. Thanks again man!
#98 of 116 Re: Rear Rotor removal 2002 Blazer [lbeasley]
Sep 07, 2009 (6:45 am)
You're more than welcome. Glad it worked out (or at least your workout was productive!)
#99 of 116 2001 Blazer rear brakes
Oct 09, 2011 (10:06 am)
My 2001 LT with 4 wheel discs has dragging right rear, after changing pads and rotor. Can the mechanic do something about this or is new caliper needed? Has 174k miles with original front pads and changed both rears and r r rotor 25k ago. Now rears had to be changed again w/ l rear rotor new. Now r rear is super hot and strong smell. Suggestions for me and my mechanic??
#100 of 116 Re: 2001 Blazer rear brakes [lion437]
Oct 09, 2011 (6:05 pm)
Change both rear calipers with rebuilts. This is a very common problem and good quality rebuilt calipers are available for ~ $40-$60 each. The caliper body is made of aluminum instead of steel.
I have owned several Blazers. Each has had this issue.
#101 of 116 Re: 2001 Blazer rear brakes [lion437]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 09, 2011 (6:54 pm)
new calipers, both sides.
#103 of 116 2001 blazer brakes skipping
Oct 18, 2011 (1:25 pm)
my friend had his ABS light on he changed the abs on his own no more light
the blazer brakes are skipping
things i changed already
front rotors ,pads and calibers
rear rotors and pads
and the brakes still skip
does anyone know what this is from
#104 of 116 Intermittant brak eproblem
Mar 05, 2012 (11:44 am)
I have a 97 4x4 blazer. For the past 6 months, it has occasional brake failure. I put them on, the peddle goes to the floor and the engine revs up, I go through a stop sign. I took it in and they said it was my Master cylinder, then some type of sensor. It still occurred. It does it maybe once a month. I recently had the ABS booster replaced. It is not made anymore so I got a junk yard part. It was ok for 2 months, then, once again, as I go down a hill like a driveway or exit a parking lot, the brakes fail, the engine revs up and I nearly get into an accident.
There as got to be a reason. Any suggestions?
Mar 05, 2012 (2:16 pm)
The 1990-2001 S10 and Blazer ABS system is a poor design and the 1995 - 2001 ABS was improved over the 1989-1994 ABS system. With ABS brakes it is important to flush the brake fluid every 10,000 miles, including the ABS modulator. It takes special equipment and technical knowledge to flush the ABS modulator and unfortunately, most auto repair shops don't have the expertise to bleed the air out of the ABS modulator. I found two Chevrolet dealerships that did not know how to bleed my 1991 S10 Blazer ABS system and two auto repair shops with ASE technicians on staff that told me.... "Take it somewhere else" . GM still has rebuilt 1995 - 2001 ABS modulators for sale for $800 MSRP. One company offered to rebuild my 1991 ABS modulator for $700. My 1991 ABS modulator was still good but it had air in it. I found a technician on Craig's List that came to my house and finally bled my ABS system but it too two people about 6 hours, manually cycling the ABS modulator and foot pumping. My brakes work good now but I don't think the ABS works anymore, at least it does go into the ABS test mode in the first 30 feet after I start driving the vehicle.
The ABS brakes on my 1994 Ford F150 truck has not worked in 12 years. All the brakes my Ford truck has now is standard brakes but at least the Ford ABS modulator does not have any air in it. It seems that the Ford ABS system never had problems with air in the modulators. The brakes on my Ford truck stops fine in city traffic but the rear brakes lock up and skid on wet pavement.
You MUST cycle the ABS modulator to expel the air when you bleed the ABS brake system. If you don't, there will still be air in the ABS modulator and the brakes can go to the floor. In order to cycle the modulator on a 1989-1995 ABS modulator, it takes a GM Tech 1 scan tool . On the 1996-2001 ABS, it takes a different scan tool.
The GM Tech 1 scan tool is obsolete and a good used GM Tech 1 scan tool cost $400 - $500. There is no auto repair technician that will pay that much for a tool that he may only use once a year.
#106 of 116 Re: ABS [duntov]
Mar 05, 2012 (2:21 pm)
Many Thanks. Looks like I find a reputable dealer.