Question about 2003 Chevrolet S-10

3 Answers

Bleeding the brakes after new pads are installed...

I changed the breaks pad of my 2003 chevy S10 basic model rear wheel drive. I don't know how to bleed the brake lines. No matter what I do the brakes won't grip! So I am wondering if thier is a speacial way of bleeding the brakes......

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 16 Answers

On the backside of the brake backing plate there is a bleeder valve that looks more like a grease fitting. Someone needs to be in the vehicle with motor running, pump the brake twice and hold pedal down on the third pump while another person takes a small wrench or socket and loosens the bleeder valve, if no fluid comes out or it spurts, tighten the valve and repeat process until nothing but fluid comes out, do the same for the other wheel, keeping check on the fluid level in the master cylinder at the booster ( if equipped)

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 176 Answers

Sometimes you have to have the car running. and then try bleeding the brakes. try pumping the brake pedal and then holding it, or try just pressing once and holding it. or you can just gravity feed them and open the bleeders and let sit over night. if your still having problems you might need to replace something else.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

If you have help, you can simply place a clear tube over the nipple on each wheel and while your assistant pumps the brakes, allow the old fluid to be pushed out by the new. Start with the rear passenger, then rear driver side then the front. If you do not have help, kits can be purchased that allow you to do this as a one man job.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to replace front brake pads on a How to replace front brake pads on a 2000 Chevy S10 4WD pickup?


First you want to remove brake fluid from brake resovoir, raise front wheels off ground and set park brake or block rear wheels. Remove front wheels, keep steering wheel unlocked so you can turn rotors side to side. Loosen bolts that hold caliper end gently pry caliper free from rotor, remove caliper and remove pads, use bungy cord to hang caliper away from rotor, have rotors measured to see if they are thick enough to have machined, replace if out of specs. Match up pads with old ones, use anti- squeak red liquid and put layer on back of pads, let dry. Use tool to put pistons back into calipers, slowly put pistons back into bore while opening up bleeder screw so ABS won't be damaged. After rotors resurfaced, wash with rubbing alchohal to remove any oils from hands, install rotors and reverse putting pads back onto caliper and reinstall, torque caliper bolts to factory specs and tighten bleeder screws. Install wheels, torque lug nuts to factory specs and replace brake fluid in resovoir. Lower car carefully to ground and press brake peddle without pumping it. Any air in system should bleed out, if not get someone to help with bleeding system. Road test to ensure no squeaks or pulling, burn brakes in slowly.

May 10, 2014 | 2007 Saturn Aura XR Sedan

1 Answer

How to replace the break pads on my 1996 s10 chevy blazer?


Go to You Tube Video & watch how to do brake work

There is a lot more to do than changing brake pads only

Your best to get a friend or someone for a mentor to show
you how to start learning about vehicle maintenance

Mar 11, 2014 | 1996 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

97 Chevy S10 rear end squeek that goes away when brakes are applied


If you have rear disc brakes, one of the rotors could be warped and causing the pads to move in the caliper.
You should be able to remove one wheel at a time, lock down the rotor with the lug nuts, and put the trans in low gear or reverse to listen for the noise.

Jan 14, 2013 | 1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

1 Answer

Changed both front (rears are drums and did not change) brake calibers and pads on my 1998 F150 pickup 2 wheel drive. In doing so I let the master cylinder go empty. How do I bleed the brakes now. I have...


your probably going to have to bleed the entire system.1st try & bleed the master cyl.
basicly the same as you would bleed the front/rear brakes. pump pedal & hold while someone
loosen the brake line on the master cyl. after m/c is bleed move to r/r,l/r,r/f,l/f wheels in
that order. if you have abs brakes & you got air in the pump a scan tool may be needed
to bleed properly.

Jul 17, 2011 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

2007 camry brakes vibrating


Installing new brake pads on toyota camry solara 2006 front rotors and pads and rear pads. Steering wheel would shake while breaking on 50+ miles per hour speeds. All fixed now.

Jun 22, 2010 | 2007 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

I have a 2003 chevy avalanche, and i need to replace my rear brakes and need step by step instruction. I am not a mechanic but know a little. Please thank you


jack up the rear of the car remove wheels and tires, remove the two caliper bolts, remove old brake pads, using a c clamp push each piston the the caliper bake in install new pads, reinstall caliper install wheels and tires lower the jack and your done
caliper bolts are torque head bolts be sure to have the proper size before trying to change the brakes

Sep 27, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche

2 Answers

Got a guy to change break pads for me on my car. breaks now drag


i assume you mean the front pads, because the back are probably shoes..is it both front wheels or just one? if it is the front brakes locking up, its either the hose to that caliper is collapsed or the caliper it self is faulty. if its the rear brakes, its possible they were put on backwards...little shoe goes toward the fron and the bigger one goes toward the back...maybe they were put together wrong..id say if this guy that did your brakes, cant figure the problem out, then he shouldnt be doing brake jobs!

Jun 25, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

1 Answer

2002 tahoe breaks lock up during driving


It sounds like the rear calipers are bad. Raise the rear wheels and see if you can turn the tires. If you can't, open the bleeder. If you still can't replace the caliper. If you can turn the wheel after you open the bleeder, replace the brake hose to that wheel.

Apr 12, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

1 Answer

1999 Chevy S10 Blazer 4x4. Replacing rear pad's,& Bleeding Breaks


have one person in the blazer pumping the brake pedal and then hold to the floor, crack the bleeder then tighten, release pedal, repeat till all air is out one side at a time, if this does not work then your ABS unit is bad witch if u follow your lines from your master cylinder u will find a black box with a motor on it, or the master cylinder itself is bad, it also can cause u to have no pedal, replace the master cylinder first, most likely cheaper.

Mar 11, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

1 Answer

Chevy s10 pickup truck


check your frt brake pads. sounds like wear tabs. must be getting close to needing new pads.

Jul 28, 2008 | 2003 Chevrolet S-10

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Chevrolet S-10 Logo

173 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75807 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22133 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8172 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...