2001 silverado Z71 brake problems

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by Colton B, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Colton B

    Colton B New Member

    I Bought me a used chevy 2001 silverado z71 we started to notice the brakes perfeberly the front drivers side start to lock up and seemed like it wasn't releaseing all the way we replaced the calipers (this will be the third on drivers side), rubber brake hose, brake brackets and the master cylinder but still locking up please help?
  2. j cat

    j cat Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    did the front pads set into the caliper easy ? just using your fingers they installed and can be removed ?

    open bleed screw and using a c clamp push back . then close bleed screw. fluid could be damaged.
  3. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    We had a conversation a few months back about exactly what [MENTION=39185]j cat[/MENTION] mentioned. It seems like manufacturers let their dies dull and the pad backings do not slide easily in the brackets. Many times you need to take a file and file the inner radius and the end of the ears on the pad ear to make them slide on the brackets easily. I have seen guys tap pads into place with a hammer and wonder why the brakes drag or stick

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