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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Chevy Brakes and Calipers

I have been working on our 2001 Monte Carlo SS, I did the transaxle shafts and ball joints, so I figured that I might as well check the brakes and calipers. I got everything back together and even though there are some brakes, the brake pedal goes all of the way down. I went through everything in the book and I am still not having any luck. I have bled brakes many times before and have never encountered this issue. Anyone know what to do?

7 comments:

  1. What all lines or cylinders have you bled on the car and did you change the brake fluid?

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  2. I have bled all of the lines and calipers, yes I changed the fluid. I can not bleed the master cylinder or the proportioning valve on this one though.

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  3. you have to start with the Right Front, because that is the furtherest from the master because of the ABS unit. If the master cylinder needs bleeding, that will mess up your whole day and you still wont have a hard pedal

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  4. Ok I will try it that way. My Hanes book says to start right back, then left front, left back then right front. It could also be the TCC solenoid control, or a loose wire, it is a BPMV modulator control system. They say I might have to get it scanned, ever done or heard of that? Thank you for the help.

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  5. I had always done them back to front, I guess it does make sense because of the ABS. Can the traction control have something to do with the issue though?

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  6. The most usual problem with Chevy brake systems is damaged brake shoes and pads. The brake pads are designed to be wearable parts which must be replaced periodically to make sure proper brake function.

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  7. always need to check brake pads, and the lines too. these should be checked on a regular service

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