Question about 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Try replacing the brake hose, sometime a bad hose will allow fluid to calaper but not let it bake out
Posted on May 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You probably have a screw-in caliper piston design like my 99 A4 has. You need a tool that is made for screwing the calipers in - AutoZone has them as part of their tool loan program. Look at the face of the piston - if you see two indents or notches across from each other on the face, then you have screw-in pistons and need the kit to do them.
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
What happened to the brakes,? Did you have them before you started this project? I don't think the lines need to be replaced. I would only do that if they were leaking or damaged. Your proportioning valve going bad is rare. Is there any rust under there? Are the pistons on the calipers rusted? Did they readjust to the new pads? Did you move them to fit the new pads? How about the flexible hose? Is it in good shape? Try bleeding what you got before you start another project. Make sure they are moving, you might be needing to hone the pistons on the calipers. Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 06, 2010
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Your emergency brake is a mechanical brake system that is indipendant of the regular hydrolic system. If the red brake light on the dash is on make sure it's the emerg. brake and not a problem with the fluid level or the calapers sticking. the best way to check the emerg. brake is to rase both rear wheels off the ground and spin them. If they spin, the emerg. brake is not locked up. If they don't spin, take the rear tires off and the brake drums. (you may have rear disk brakes.) check the springs to insure they are all hooked up properly. If there is no problem there, follow the parking brake cable to check for damage. The cable is like a brake cable on a bike, If the inner cable is binding inside the cable sleeve,the brake wont release. If you have rear disc, it's probly a bad calaper.The park brake cable is attached to the calapers. Rember if it wont run it's annoying but if it won't stop, it's deadly. DON"T experiment with brakes!!! If in doubt, take it to a pro.
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