brakes sticking - Chevrolet Forum - Chevy Enthusiasts Forums

Go Back   Chevrolet Forum - Chevy Enthusiasts Forums > Current Chevy Trucks, SUV's, Crossovers & Vans > Silverado & Fullsize Pick-ups
Log In 

Silverado & Fullsize Pick-ups The Silverado has been one of the best selling trucks in the US for decades, and is truly proven to be "like a rock".

2014 Chevy Silverado
Platform: Truck, GMT 400, 800, & 900
Sponsored by: Bakliner

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-23-2010, 12:12 PM
CF Beginner
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4
Default brakes sticking

I have a 2001 silverado Z-71 4x4 ext. cab with mostly 110,000 highway miles. When sitting at a stop light, drive thru, ect. my brakes will not release all the way. I have replaced front brake lines, calipers, rotors, fluid and pads and is no better. Any suggestions? I'm not getting any answers from local mechanics or dealerships only shoulder shrugs. Please help.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 03:46 PM
CF Beginner
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4

Still looking for help. I have now pulled the ABS fuses under the hood and left dash side. The ABS light stays lit on the instromet panel (of course). Is it ok to drive like this? Seems to have helped the problem so far, but have not driven alot as of yet.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2011, 11:21 PM
CF Beginner
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7

Check the rear calipers. The rear pistons are plastic and become deformed and will not release completely.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 07:47 PM
RacerX's Avatar
CF Veteran
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New York City USA
Posts: 1,053

master cylinder
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 05:32 PM
CF Beginner
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: washington
Posts: 12

when was the last time the brake lines were all bleed when i got my 01 1500 the rear calipers were seized i had to use a rubber mallet to get them off i replaced them and i had to bleed them three time to get it just right
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 04:49 PM
CF Beginner
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4
Default Update

I have put the ABS fuses back. I replaced the master cylinder this week along with the fluid resevoir and new brake fluid. Bench bled the master, bled at the master and all four calipers. Hopefully this takes care of the problem. Also, most of the sticking seems to be at the front wheels on the truck. Will be checking rear calipers soon. Thanks and keep the suggestions coming
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2011, 10:43 AM
CF Beginner
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4

new master cylinder seems to have solved the problem. Now to deal with the passlock system.
Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brakes sticking Toddbrandon28 Silverado & Fullsize Pick-ups 0 03-24-2014 06:39 AM
sticking brakes thomis S-10 & Blazer 1 08-24-2013 04:52 AM
Automatic tranny fluid in brake system, brakes sticking now oneStickySilverado Silverado & Fullsize Pick-ups 14 12-15-2010 02:40 PM
1998 Cavalier brakes sticking? UnRumble Cavalier 3 02-15-2010 11:53 PM
doors sticking linerunner Tahoe & Suburban 0 12-12-2006 05:15 PM

1500, 2000, 2001, brakes, caliiper, caliper, chevrole, chevrolet, chevy, left, rear, silverado, siverado, sticking, truck, tuck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:30 AM.