front disk brakes dragging?

Asked by Sep 28, 2014 at 10:06 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2005 Silverado front disc brakes, back drum brakes. I replaced the master cylinder
several months back after the front brakes all but locked up one day, we could bleed
the lines and drive it 5 min and would lock up again. Replacing master cylinder fixed
the problem then, about 6 months later driving down interstate truck starts shaking
brakes dragging again but released on their own in a few min. It only does it once in a
while maybe twice a week and it you stomp on the brakes they will let go and you can
continue driving as usual??? Also when they start dragging they gradually get worse
and worse, like the pads keep tightening down until you stomp the pedal a few times
and they release? What could be the problem?

6 Answers

11,375

The only other thing I would suspect would be the calipers.. Does one hang or do both sides hang?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

As far as I can tell both hang, the first time I noticed it on the interstate when I pulled off both sides were smoking lightly and since then when the problem occurs when I stop you can feel both rims are abnormally hot and smell hot brakes on both sides of the truck/

1,730

The calipers may be locking up get them checked out.

11,375

But if it's both sides, it could be more of a brake booster issue as well.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Could also be master cyl -collapsed lines-booster or ABS my thoughts would be since both fts locking up would be in the master cyl. If possible crack a bleeder valve open and see if it releases that side then look at master cyl may be sticking causing pressure not to release. GM has had this problem for years and will not admit to error or recall for the fix. It is the same with the fuel pump and gauge and the wiring harness for the blower motor (which they finally had a campaign for the repair) this could have caused fire under dash or melting of the wiring harness etc. Guess after someone gets injured or worst they may want to fix the issues. We also own a 06 Malibu and now have several recalls on this car. Be careful if your towing with those brake issues could cost you dearly

50

I have changed calipers both front brake hoses, replaced master cylinder with a new one and flushed brake fluid. still has the problem of brakes dragging. It seems to happen on hot days.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • front disk brakes dragging? 6 answers

    2005 Silverado front disc brakes, back drum brakes. I replaced the master cylinder several months back after the front brakes all but locked up one day, we could bleed the lines and drive it 5 min a...

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Brakes 1 answer

    We've replaced all 4 calipers, brake pads, new lines a year ago and the brakes still when going to stop slowly give in, and you can hear the the front brakes give in and you have to let off brake ...

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Long Bed 2WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Front brakes 6 answers

    Replaced pads rotors calipers blead them out and brake pedal still drops but will build up if pumped

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Front brakes hanging up 1 answer

    Replaced lines and calipers still hanging up

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab SB 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Front wheels "shimmy" and steering wheel wobbles when applying brakes - Recent new tires, all new front end. Only when applying breaks (how do you diagnose warped rotors). 6 answers

    Front wheels "shimmy" and strong wobble in steering wheel when brakes are applied - the harder the brakes applied; the stronger the wobble. Mechanic just replaced most of the front-end parts, break ...

    1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 3 Dr LS Extended Cab Stepside SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Silverado 1500

Looking for a Used Silverado 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 181,161 nationwide Silverado 1500 listings starting at $250.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 2,330
#2 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 1,910
#3 Silverado_owner_2006
Silverado_owner_2006
Reputation 1,640
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
761 Great Deals out of 69,125 listings starting at $1,850
Used Ford F-150
2,055 Great Deals out of 207,336 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Ram 1500
411 Great Deals out of 10,833 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
299 Great Deals out of 28,182 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Tundra
436 Great Deals out of 34,677 listings starting at $2,990
Used Toyota Tacoma
476 Great Deals out of 41,590 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
559 Great Deals out of 31,371 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado
242 Great Deals out of 24,816 listings starting at $2,499
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
329 Great Deals out of 46,261 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
5 Great Deals out of 245 listings starting at $4,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
16 Great Deals out of 259 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang
541 Great Deals out of 45,846 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Titan
178 Great Deals out of 19,077 listings starting at $3,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
194 Great Deals out of 128,717 listings starting at $21,284
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
129 Great Deals out of 5,587 listings starting at $18,895
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
178 Great Deals out of 7,963 listings starting at $12,950
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
266 Great Deals out of 10,586 listings starting at $11,300
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
140 Great Deals out of 4,948 listings starting at $7,650

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.