how do we get the brakes to stop sticking and smoking?

Asked by Jun 13, 2016 at 06:26 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My husband greased the callipalers twice the first time it lasted for about 8
months with no problem. The same problem started back up last month and
he regreased them this time cleaned it real good and put extra lubricate on
them, he took the truck for a test drive and the same problem started back
up. We don't know which route to take since both vehicles are on the fritz.
Do you think disabling the abs system would help?

4 Answers

15,275

Replace the guide pins / bolts (kit) that the calipers travel on, slide on make sure the the caliper piston(s) isn't sticking and causing the issue caliper itself! Use the best possibly grease Crc makes a decent bearing grease, Marine grease is excellent, even Nickel grade no seize compound. ABS is not the cause of this and is to useful to disable, if there is ever a crash lawyers will love knowing ABS was disabled.

thanks we will try this.

Hello carGurus, what would cause the pistons to stick and how would one fix it?

21,905

I will say on alot of chevys a caliper sticking is a sign of a bad brake hose

Your Answer:

Silverado 1500

Looking for a Used Silverado 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 154,391 nationwide Silverado 1500 listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    3,480
  • #2
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    2,410
  • #3
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    2,200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
746 Great Deals out of 61,254 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford F-150
2,356 Great Deals out of 208,288 listings starting at $998
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
404 Great Deals out of 30,313 listings starting at $3,000
Used Dodge Ram 1500
326 Great Deals out of 9,355 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Tundra
449 Great Deals out of 39,425 listings starting at $2,800
Used Toyota Tacoma
422 Great Deals out of 48,089 listings starting at $2,994
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
547 Great Deals out of 38,191 listings starting at $1,243
Used Chevrolet Colorado
276 Great Deals out of 40,552 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
487 Great Deals out of 40,156 listings starting at $2,700
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
145 Great Deals out of 17,680 listings starting at $2,995
Used Dodge Charger
278 Great Deals out of 32,119 listings starting at $1,850
Used Ford Mustang
260 Great Deals out of 37,872 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
205 listings starting at $5,400

Used Cars For Sale

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
1 listings starting at $56,430
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
147 Great Deals out of 98,067 listings starting at $18,998
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
127 Great Deals out of 8,552 listings starting at $15,995
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
175 Great Deals out of 6,499 listings starting at $13,995
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
206 Great Deals out of 9,972 listings starting at $10,995

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.