2005 Chevy Silervado~ calibers not releasing "hanging". Had lines, pads & calibers replaced by mechanic (which is very good & honest). He doesn't know yet.

Asked by Sep 19, 2016 at 08:53 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ext Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I googled 2005 Chevy Silverado,breaks hanging. I
got a lot of posts from people who are having the
exact problem with the exact make, model, & year
truck. Replaced calibers, pads, lines but calibers
still hanging up and tire gets extremely hot that the
fronts will smoke. I have read for answers, master
cylinder which I was told it can't be because my
breaks are not going to the floor. I also have read
booster, which a friend's boyfriend suggested after
discussing with his boss (they are suppliers for car
mechanics). Another suggestion by a
knowledgeably stranger was the proportional valve?
I haven't heard anyone mention it or what it does.
Lastly, I have read contamination...

Number one, I have no idea about cars, I'm actually
a female. Doesn't mean all females don't know car
mechanics but for the most part its a male
dominated field. Just like Engineering, which I have
a BS Degree in Civil so don't want to hear that I'm
being sexist. I work installing duct for my brother.

Back to my question in regards to contamination..
I did add about 2-3 bottles of break fluid in order to
get the car home. Initially, the truck went in for tires,
pads, rear end (something with oil, I would have to
ask my dad) new radiator (had leak), & thermostat.
Got the truck back and went through the pads in
about 1.5 months. Put back in and replaced
calibers, lines, and pads. Mechanic said couldn't
tell if it was due to the calibers or lines so replaced
both. Drove for 2 days and front breaks were
smoking. However, I recall driving in bumper to be
bumper traffic through Boston in the beginning of
the summer prior to any work or added fluids and
the car was sluggish. I didn't have to use the break
pedal to stop on the highway in traffic. I had to
really hit the gas to initially get the truck going then
Would get a little better. A month later I put it in for
new tires, radiator, etc. So, I'm confused on how it
could be contaminated? I did get an oil change in
the spring by some idiots that told me all my tire
pressures were high so they kindly adjusted them. I
drove to an air pump the next day and they lowered
the tires to 35 psi (they are suppose to be at 43 or
44 psi). Hence, I'm a little  scared after the
gentlemen that was 72 concluded it was due to
contamination and went to a Walmart for an oil
change. He explained what he did and problem was
solved.

I'm wondering what the majority of mechanics
and/or mechanically knowledgable persons
conclude is the cause of the problem....
All /Any advice greatly appreciated and will pass on
to someone who understands. lol

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