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    Default Brakes applied makes a mooing joke!!!

    OK get the laughing over.

    When I apply the brakes, not at first but after a few seconds the brake pedal will go soft just a little and then it makes this dumb mooing noise.
    It does not happen everytime I use the brakes but a lot more than I'm willing to ignore..LoL.

    I was thinking its a problem with the Brake Booster, so I replaced the easy items such as booster check valve and hose etc. no Help.

    Any suggestions??

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    Welcome to the club!

    As soon as I read the title I thought brake booster right away, but what kind of vehicle is this on first of all?

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    1996 Chevy Silverado K1500, 5.7 eng. and about 92k miles on it.

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    Hahaha this made my day i wish my truck could moo . anyways man it sounds kinda stange. you know if its coming from the front or rear?
    1994 Silverado Z71 1500 4x4
    BF Goodrich 31in All-Terrain Tires
    Painted frame-arms-axle
    Blazer Fog lights
    Removed front splash guard
    Tow hook Chains
    Locking gas cap
    REFLEXXION Rear bumper (Painted black)
    Diamond metal bed caps & Truck Box
    Painted engine bay
    Vinyl Flooring
    Bed insert
    Blistein Shock absorbers
    BOSS bluetooth LCD Radio
    Platinum trucker CB antenna
    Midland 5001z CB Radio
    XO backup camera
    X-press Remote entry-alarm
    CUSTOM metal gas & brake pedal
    Highland fold-away bed cleats
    Race thermostat

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    Does the truck have Anti-lock Brakes? My ABS makes some funny noises when it kicks in.

    97 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 5.7L
    78 GMC High Sierra K1500
    Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go thru life.

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    The noise is coming from the front...

    As for the ABS? I'm assuming it does but I have not researched it yet.


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    i have the same problem [ mooing ]with my truck , except it only happens when the truck is moving real slow and instead of a soft pedal , mine gets hard till you tramp it down to break the vacum . i have a 98 silverado extended cab 4x4 with a 5.7

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    My 2000 K2500 makes a moo-ing sound when the abs is releasing(activating). I've been having issues with it lately so I'm quite aware of it. With my truck being a hold-over model the abs unit is still under the hood. I think the newer production 00's and later have the abs unit under the cab on the frame rails.

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    My 95 did the same thing. It was a bad wheel hub up front. The bearings went bad and allowed for the abs sensor gear to rub on the actual sensor. It moooed every now and then for a while and then one day may abs light came on and I had no brakes. I pressed the hub apart because I wanted to look inside. I found that the sensor gear had rubbed right thru the coating on the tip of the sensor and then ate a groove into the sensor. I replaced the hub and sensor. Never had another MOOOO from the truck unless I was on ice!

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Well, I decided to replace the Brake Booster just to see if it was a $85.00 part vs. the $750.00 dollar ABS part.
    It still made the noise and the pedal pulsed so I took my 1996 K1500 to a friend that owns a shop and he confirmed it is the ABS that is causing the problem.
    So much for a simple fix, now I have to start trying to figure out what part of the ABS is giving me the trouble. I wish it had given me a "Code" so I could try and narrow down the possible components but it did not.
    How did we confirm it was the ABS? He unplugged the module under the Hood and I took it for a test drive. Surprise, problem went away. I wish I had known what to disconnect before. It would have made the trouble shooting quicker......LoL.

    Last edited by thexporter; 12-20-2011 at 12:28 AM.

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