Question about 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Happens more when turning and pushing on the brake pedal
One of two issues are typical. Either a bad wheel cylinder(s), or a bad Master Cylinder. The sponginess is caused by air or some other contaminant in the hydraulic fluid. It's intermittent because the more often you use the brakes, the hydraulic pressure is built up. If you pump the brakes before stopping, the sponginess will be less. Check all brake cylinders, and Master Cylinder, and possibly a complete Brake system fluid flush.
Posted on Mar 31, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
When you press on the brake? Have your brake vacuum assist checked. It,s that bigspaceship looking thing between the brake master cylinder an firewall. good luck and be safe.
Posted on May 25, 2009
Sounds like your tail light board may be shorted,switch the board to the other side to see if the problem follows the board or stays on that side if so it could be a faulty turn signal switch.
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
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Pumps when you Brake? Do you mean you have to pump it to
get it to brake or it surges the brake pedal? When the rotor was changed, most likely you had to compress the Caliper to get it on and may have changed the pads while you were there. If that is the case then sometimes the seals in the Caliper will roll instead of sliding back properly. If this is the case and you have to pump the brakes because they are spongey then you will need to replace the caliper. If the brake pedal is surging when you apply the brake (which would also be felt in the steering wheel then the new rotor was either incorrectly installed or is warped.
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