Breaks

Asked by Jul 24, 2016 at 06:45 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Extended Cab SB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced the break pads and rotors today greased
the slide pins and installed all the New clips this is
the back breaks and now the calipers don't seem
to be relasing properly and the breaks and rotors
are getting very hot noticed this the last time
breaks were changed get it quit don't want to ruin
New pads and rotors and ideal what's going on I
have opened the bleed line it don't have pressure
behind it when the peddle is released but you
cannot turn the rotor with your hand.

3 Answers

21,720

You can not turn rotor after opening bleeder screw and is this happening on both sides ?

14,705

Caliper pistons can be binding / not releasing after the (hydraulic pressure is removed ) 15 years old unless the calipers have be replaced at some point. Also old rubber brake hoses can hold pressure too.. Deteriorated inside and look Ok outside. Change them for a few $

21,720

If you open bleeder screw and the rotor spins freely the brake hoses are bad if rotor stays tight the caliper piston is seized up.

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