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Rear brakes are sticking/not releasing after changing pads and discs. 2001 chevy silverado

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  • lee1684 Jan 18, 2011

    2001 Silverado has disc brakes!!

  • JOHN LAPIER Jan 18, 2011

    Iwasn't sure if you had drum or dics on this. But its easer to the disk problem you need a 12 inch C clamp put it on the back of the pistion cylinder on the inside and the back of the pad on the out side and compress. This will force the piston in enough to remove the calipar' and pads The problem has to be with this wheel because the other ones arn't doing this. The pistion moves out of the cylinder of the calipar as the pads ware it dosn't go back in until you put new pads on then it needs to be forced back in the Cclamp works vary well for this however when the pressure is relesed from the brake pedal the calipar needs to slide on the mounting bolts to release the force from the pads so if the mounting bolt shafts are not clean and lubericated the calipar can't slide and release the force from the system this is why they have little rubber boots on the ends of them. You need to remove the two mounting bolts after you have compressed the pistion remove the calipar with the pads it will come off in one shot but don't wiist the hose to much and DO NOT let it hang this will damage the inside of the hose. Sometimes the problem is the pistion it dosn't go back in but it could be putingsome force on the pads so push it in a 1/4 inch or so to free it in case something is binding it. If it moves its not frozen. The real problem is likely the calipar body is not moveing freely on the mounting bolts. You need to clean bolth of the bolts and the inside of the calipar that they slide on with brake cleaner and mabey some fine sand paper these need to be clean then lube them with brake lube i like gelglid napa sell it it turns purple if the parts are clean. Then reassemble . But always remember with brakes clean everything and lube it takes longer then replaceing the parts but they will always work when you need then and last twice as long. If the problem is with the calipar get back to me and i'll tell you how to do that and there vary inexpensive but they do have a few problems. Good luck

  • dhallstead Apr 26, 2011

    They have Disc brakes for stopping and have drum brakes for the parking brake.



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