Question about 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

1 Answer

I just replaced the rear brake pads on my 03 Silverado 1500. at first it drove fine, but Ive noticed lately that the rear (disk) brakes are dragging and causing excessive heat. There is a noticable shimmy at about 45-55 mph. and even more noticable when braking. is there an adjustment that needs to be made? because it seems like the new pads were almost too thick for the calipers. and now my rotors are probably trashed.

Posted by on

  • alexander929 Aug 31, 2010

    Yeah I cleaned everything real good and lubed the caliper sides and moving parts. I didnt have my rotors turned but They could use it. So you had to replace the whole calipers? what a drag. what gets me is that they didnt sitck untill I put the new pads on... thanks for your help though.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,608 Answers

Your calipers are sticking and causing your brakes to drag.Did you clean and lube the caliper slides before you reinstalled them and did you have the rotors turned?I have had this happen to me after doing a rear brake job.One or both of the calipers would stick and I had to replace them.Which means you will have to bleed the rear brakes.(Rear only)Hope this helps and let me know if you have anymore questions.Good luck.

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

Ad

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

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

91 suburban drum brakes drag


check brake pad. it must drum fitted.

Oct 27, 2012 | 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2 Answers

Are the front and rear brake pads the same or different sizes on my 2003 Silverado 1500 (4wd)?


YOU HAVE TO BUY FRONT PADS FOR FRONT BRAKES AND REAR PADS FOR REAR BRAKES THERE IS SOME DIFFERENCE.

Mar 04, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2 Answers

My rear brakes are getting way too hot on my 2000 Chevy Silverado. What could be causing this? I just replaced the brake pads and rotors. The back brakes seem to be seizing up and I can't figure out why.


This year of truck did have issues with rear disc brakes. Quality of pads is extremely critical. Go with the AC Delco pads and rotors to eleviate some of the issue. Make sure that the slide pins are liberally lubricated and move freely or drag will cause excessive heat to occur. Let me know if you need anything else.

Aug 15, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

1 Answer

2000 Silverado changed rearbrake pads and now the brakes are dragging excesively. Are the calipers bad?


You are correct, if the brake pads are dragging, the calipers are not releasing properly, and should be replaced.

Jan 03, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2 Answers

Brakes smoke and cause a drag when driving


Parts came loose in the drum on the side it's pulling to.the Nail may have poped off if you diden't replace them casueing the brakes to lock up. You have to take it apart angood luck doing it.

Jul 01, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

2 Answers

The rear brakes grind after replacement of rotor and rear pads


check retaining clip on hand brake shoes behind rear rotor,check if shoes arent ondone from clip,check calyper and guide bolts for binding.

Mar 21, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

3 Answers

Rear brake dragging


Suterman, RE: infamous GM right rear brake pad problem. A rapid inside RR brake pad wear problem is common on most GMC and Chevy trucks made from ?99 to ?04. The right rear brake caliper and pads are located in such a manner that road dirt/mud flies straight into them. This steady diet of grit causes the caliper to seize and the inside brake pad to wear out rapidly, causing the "squealing" or "grinding" noise often reported. SOLUTION: GM has had a problem with the rear brakes on their light duty trucks. There is a fix. The ALLDATA Information System shows GM Technical Service Bulletin # 00-05-23-005B, which they simply describe is a mud flap kit. This kit addresses the rapid brake pad wear problem. The GM mud flap kit is installed to block bombardment of road dirt and debris that is the cause of this very common problem. The GM kit part number is 15765007 and is pretty easy to install. I would suggest installing the mud flap kit before your next brake job.

Mar 04, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2 Answers

Rear disc brakes drag after installing new pads


Just did my rear brakes this weekend, Monday had a very slight drag. Noted that when I installed new pads I had to tap them on. That shouldn't be. When brakes are released, there should be enough play to allow the pads to back off the disc. Tonight, I removed the pads and filed down the ends of the tips that go into the top and bottom channels until I could install and remove them with fingertips, that gives them enough play to grab and release. Drag disappeared; the old girl ran like she should.

Jan 18, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

550 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...