Question about 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
New pads will give you a softer stop. If you have doubts about air in the system, Gravity bleed. No pedal pumping. Make sure the master cylinder is full, leave cap loff. Do rigt front first. Open bleeder slightly and watch. Let drip until bubbles stop and fluid is steadyclose bleeder. Check m/c and toop off. Then repeat process on left wheel. If you bleed all four, start at the right rear, then left rear, right frt, left front. Keep the master cylinder full or you'll get air back in the system. When done, top off and cap M/Cylinder. Tap your brake lines while bleeding to shake any clinging air bubbles.in the line. -- good luck.-Ned One last thing. Make sure you haven't shifted the proportioning valve. After everything is buttoned up, tap the rear drum with a wrench then have someone apply the brake and tap drum again. First taps will ring and second taps will sound solid. Rear brakes working if both thud. you can do the same with front. tap the rotors.- if it all cks out good road test using caution until all is confirmed. Break in new parts with light stops, no hard or high speed stops if avoidable.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
Because of the ABS system if you press the brake pedal with too much pressure then it will give you the illusion of a soft pedal. Does it feel like a soft pedal when the vehical is in motion and you then press on the brake pedal (normal)? The other thing is if your pads and/or caliper were frozen, when you changed them out. The brakes are not going to feel or brake exactly the same, after the repair. But you are there, if the pedal is real low or goes to the floor then there is still air in the system or for some reason, your master cylinder is defective.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
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