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I have a 2000 chevy silverado all wheel disc brakes and my problem is after about 25-30 min on the road my brake pedal becomes rock hard and the brakes seem to drag a little bit almost like driving into a strong head wind i just dont know where to look first ...

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The rear disc caliper slides freeze up on those trucks all the time. Save yourself time and headaches and take your rear calipers off, take them to an autoparts store (There is a big core charge on them.) Get complete ones with the saddles, and a couple rotors. The rotors might look good, but are probalbly warped.

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Brake lines probably broke. brakes stopped working suddenly.

There are many things other than brake lines that can cause braking loss. Investigation will reveal the issue. First, check fluid level in the Master Cylinder. If the level is normal, you don't have any broken lines/leaks. If the fluid is full and you have no brake pedal/braking power, chances are the Master Cylinder itself has failed. There are o-rings internal to the M/C that can fail, and when this happens, you will lose pressure to wheel cylinders/calipers and, as a result, lose your brakes.

If the fluid has leaked out, then you need to find out fro where. This is not too difficult normally. Fill the M/C with fluid and have someone press the brake pedal while observing the underside of the vehicle. You should see fluid dripping from somewhere, often near one of the wheels. You can have a leaking caliper/wheel cylinder, brake hose, or metal brake line. Once you determine what part has failed, you can purchase and replace the defective part. Brake calipers, wheel cylinders, and hoses are fairly simple to replace. Brake lines are more difficult, as they require shaping, cutting, and the creation of couplings. After repairs are done, the brake system must be refilled and all air bled from the system or braking will not be satisfactory.

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I have a 2008 equinox. after driving 20 mins in stop and go traffic, brake pedal becomes hard and can't move the car. Replaced master cyclinder, brake booster and brake pedal sensor. Help

Check the flexible brake lines on the front two wheels. The rubber inside can become swollen which will restrict the release of pressure when you let off the brakes. After a few brake applications, enough pressure will build up to keep the brakes applies to the front two wheels. It will also severely wear the front pads .

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Hi P, The most usual cause of the brake pedal action becoming hard is a defective return seal in the brake master cylinder. When the brakes are depressed fluid is pushed into the wheel cylinders, activating the brake pads and shoes. After a few operations of the braking system the fluid fails to return to the master cylinder and with each further action the brakes become tighter. After the vehicle stands for some time the pressure gradually releases and frees the brakes. Have the brake master cylinder checked. It's good policy to replace the brake fluid once or twice a year as part of the major service. Regards John

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Do 2000 chevy blazers with break pads have wheel cylinders?

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My 2000 cadillac catera has no brakes but pedal is rock hard and i get fluid out at the wheels

sound like a seized caliper, take just the tires off, have someone push the brake pedal while you try to turn the rotor, if you can turn it the caliper is sezied and not engaging the rotor

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Brake pedal a.b.s pulsation at slow speeds on dry road.It wont do it all the time. It is on a 2000 chevy silverado 1500 4x4. I can hear the abs kick in when this happens.

You may see the abs light come on in your dash. I would plug a OBD II reader in and retrieve the codes.
I would say you either have a sensor that has gone bad or possibly a wire is shorting.
You can see the wheel sensor if you turn your wheels, and look down by the wheel hub bearing.
You can here the abs go whrrrrrrrr, when you step on the brake, and your braking flucuating.
Please let me know what you find.

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You most likely have a slight leak in your brake system, and it could become a safety issue, so you need to inspect your truck to look for a few clues to the problem.

Check the inside area behind each wheel, and look for signs of brake fluid.leaking, Check the level of the brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir.
If you spot a leak, or the fluid is low, you need to get your brakes repaired or serviced soon. Top off the fluid if needed,and don't delay on getting this checked out !

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2000 chevy 1500 silverado- rear brakes overheating

Have someone push & release pedal while at wheel with problem. See if it takes a while or slow to release. If yes, have wrench ready on bleeder screw, and try again, if it sticks/holds, crack bleeder screw, if it releases, I'd replace hose.

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front or rear? 2 or 4 wheel drive? drum or disc in the rear?
i would be glad to help with some info on where you are at with this job.

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