Question about Chevrolet 2011 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cutaway 1WT
Intermittent front wobble when braking
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Couple of checks , mud in front rims will give you a wobble. Front tire cord seperation or loose wheel nuts. , Wore out tie rod end, front wheel bearing play, or a weight has fallen off the rim and it needs balancing. If it is vibrating your steering wheel, have the front end looked at right away.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
Did you adjust the rear shoes out? If the rear drum brakes are out of adjustment they will give you a lot of pedal travel. If the pads are worn have no fear of that U-CLIP brake spring, just change one shoe at a time. Take the spring off one side, change the shoe, put the spring back on the post and do the same to the other shoe, no problem.
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
Try having the dealer flush and bleed your system. It is very hard to bleed ABS systems yourself and have safe brakes that still work afterward. Bleeding non-ABS brakes yourself is easy not the same for ABS brakes. Valving, sensors and what-not require a tech and the correct equipment in my opinion. You do it wrong and you could ruin your ABS system. Do that and see if they firm up. I replaced my brake shoes/pads at the same time all new everything in back, drums/springs everything and new rotors up front. then I had the chevy dealer flush, refill and bleed system. Stiffer pedal and brakes work better. Keep in mind the brakes on 99 Tahoes are inaedequate, require new rotors often, heat up and fade/glaze pads regularly. I replace my pads long before they wear down because they glaze up and start fading early. I'll rough em up once maybe, next time, new ones. Every two brake jobs, new rotors for me. Just how it is. They will stiffen a bit and work better but they will never be awesome brakes. Just how it is on 99 and earlier Tahoes. Hope it helps. Very important to bleed correctly though. I'll bleed my 83 Toyota 4x4 myself but not the Tahoe.
Posted on Jan 30, 2010
I just went to Brake Masters this morning and had them replace the Master Cylinder since I was experiencing the pedal very spongy and going to the floor. When they replaced the Master Cylinder and they gave me back the car, the brakes were still spongy and going to the floor. I addressed this to them and they took another look at it, but when I took it for a second time, the brakes were extremely spongy. It was almost like they gave me back my car in worst condition to when I brought it in. Can you help?
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
Hi there...when you say it "sticks" are you think the pistons are not retracting in the calipers? Did you replace calipers with NEW ones or remanufactured/rebuilt ones? How about the caliper slides, did you replace those? About half the time this is the problem on a sticky caliper that is causing excessive brake wear. If they are off just a little bit & no longer "true" the caliper will bind and the brake pad will steadily rub on the rotor. They need to lubed with disc brake grease and the protective boot needs to be in good shape to keep the brake dust and debris out too. This is an inexpensive part, easy to replace and often overlooked by shop techs. Good luck, i hope this helps. Thanks for using FixYa!
Posted on Jul 12, 2011
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