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brakes

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by backupbuddy, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. backupbuddy

    backupbuddy Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I have a 3500 dump, 2500hd 4x4, and a 2500hd 2wd all with over 100000 miles on them and recently when I put on the brakes there fine up until its almost stopped and then its like there is no brakes for like 5ft anybody having this problem?
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Did you put new rotors on to? Brakes need to work in a bit before you get good stopping power.
     
  3. backupbuddy

    backupbuddy Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    No My Dump has always been a little spungy and the 2500 2wd just started doing this I'm wondering if it has to do with the ABS
     
  4. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Could be does it feel like the ABS is activating?
     
  5. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    gm had a recall on the wheel sensors. Take it to the dealer and they will clean them for free
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    sound like abs stops of 5mph or less.

    its a build up of rust on the wheel bearing housing were the sensor goes in.

    it pushes the sensor away just the right amount to cancle out the signal in the 5mph or less range.

    get to be anoying dont it. :mad:
     
  7. backupbuddy

    backupbuddy Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Have a solution?
     
  8. Evanbrendel

    Evanbrendel Senior Member
    Messages: 181

    fluid film?
     
  9. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    ya have fun.

    pull the brakes. pull the rotors.

    then be vary carefull and useing allen wrench pull the bolt.

    then be vary vary carefull and try and get the sensor out in 1 peice.

    then if you do. take a tissue and plug the hole up. then remove the rust and lube it with a little grease and reinstall.

    you can buy just sensor from the dealer. but sometimes the broken chunks get in the wheel bearing unit and cause more problems.
     
  10. backupbuddy

    backupbuddy Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    that doesn't sound like fun but thanks for the information - appreciate it
     
  11. backupbuddy

    backupbuddy Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    sweetk30
    Is there a way to know which side it is or should i just do both

    QUOTE=sweetk30;981438]ya have fun.

    pull the brakes. pull the rotors.

    then be vary carefull and useing allen wrench pull the bolt.

    then be vary vary carefull and try and get the sensor out in 1 peice.

    then if you do. take a tissue and plug the hole up. then remove the rust and lube it with a little grease and reinstall.

    you can buy just sensor from the dealer. but sometimes the broken chunks get in the wheel bearing unit and cause more problems.[/QUOTE]
     
  12. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    you need a good scanner.

    then go to abs live data. then find parking lot or back road.


    watch the speed of each wheel. 1 or both will drop out on you when the rest will still be going. this is when you are coasting to a stop from about 10mph to zero and dont use brakes.

    ya pita to do with out paitence and scanner. unless you want to do them both and be done.
     
  13. backupbuddy

    backupbuddy Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Hey thanks alot for the info, I will have to have that checked out because it is a little freaky its like you have no brakes.
     
  14. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    You can usually feel which one it is, but it's hard to do.