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  • mickey
    mickey - 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Brakes - 8/22/2014
    Brakes pulsate when applied (have new rotors and pads.Wheelbearings seem good.
    replaced two brake lines,ABS light is on.
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer - Brakes - 8/19/2014
    My front driver side brakes squeal when i turn the wheel to the right.
    I just changed the front rotors and pads because this was happening before and it seemed to go away for a couple of days. It just came back today. Should i change the calipers?
    • auto doc
      8/19/2014 auto doc
      possible wheel bearing or brake pads worn
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier - Brakes - 8/5/2014
    ABS light, brake pressure fluctuates, now a check engine light is on
    I have a 2000 chevy cavalier, 2.2l I believe. The brake was extremely spongey, I would have to push down almost down to the ground to get it to completely brake. Other than that the car was working great. I took it to a mechanic who bled the line, and they also ...
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    AutoMD Member - 1998 Chevrolet Malibu - Brakes - 8/4/2014
    Grinding, pulsating when braking at low speeds
    I have a 1998 Chevy Malibu with 130,000 miles. grinding sound when stopping so I did a replacement of the front pads and rotors with Raybestos Professional grade parts and the problem seemed to be fixed. Now three months later the grinding sound is back when I try ...
    • jdl
      8/4/2014 jdl
      Check the brake pads see if glazed over? If so, take some sand paper and remove the glaze. Another possibility is a faulty half-shaft joint, that can make a grinding noise, most noticeable when turning slowly.

  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1987 Chevrolet R10 - Brakes - 7/30/2014
    Both front brakes are on
    a short drive around town and both front rims are hot checked for even wear on brake pads cleaned and lubricated caliper bolts
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  • cole
    cole - 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Brakes - 7/28/2014
    My abs and the red brake lights come on when I go over a bump also my brake are soft when I step on the pedal
    Also my parking brake doesn't work
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier - Brakes - 7/27/2014
    Where is the emergency brake switch on a 1995 chevy cavalier
    the brake light comes on and has (P)(1) under the brake light word.
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer - Brakes - 7/24/2014
    Brake peddle vibrates after stopping, what could be wrong?
    when I have stopped the vehicle the brake peddle vibrates what could be causing this?
  • Suzanne Blackburn
    Suzanne Blackburn - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu - Brakes - 7/23/2014
    Vin is 1g1zd5eu3bf346086
    not sure mileage right now but checking for recalls.received a recall notice and lost it. trouble pulling side to side and brake fails and rolls when brake is fully pressed down already. steering wheel is hard to handle and keep car going straight. BRAKES AND ...
    • Jimm
      7/23/2014 Jimm
      Check for any recall details with the local dealerships. Provide the dealership with the vehicle VIN for their research and applicability.
  • Suzanne Blackburn
    Suzanne Blackburn - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu - Brakes - 7/22/2014
    Recalls - recd notice and lost
    recd recall notice and now cant find it. pulls side to side and steering wheel shakes really bad and brakes failed. in drive thru daughter had brake on and rolled into vehicle in front of her but no damage. the brake was on as far as she could push. has been ...
    • AutoMD Member
      7/21/2014 AutoMD Member
      If there was a recall on the vehicle then you need to contact a Chevrolet dealer to determine your next course of action. Usually they provide a number to call to set up an appointment to deal with the recall(s). In your vehicle's case, it looks like there were 5 recalls in May 2014 alone so I would definitely talk to someone about getting it fixed.

      The above link is for the vehicle you've provided for all of the recalls on that vehicle. If you click on any one of them it will tell you what is being recalled, what are some possible consequences, and what actions you will need to take.

      Contact them right away considering the vehicle was already involved in some sort of accident. As long as your vehicle is a part of the batch listed in the recalls they will fix it free of charge.
    • carhauler
      7/22/2014 carhauler
      You can contact any dealer and give them your VIN # . They can take care of it . And if need be the dealer will give you a loner till they get parts to fix your . I know for a fact they only order parts as cars come in to get fixed . I know this since all I do is haul new chevy's for a living . Please call your dealer .
      7/22/2014 Suzanne Blackburn
      thank you. based on vin no recall but he said i should get another one saying parts are in so i will definately call and get car back in when i get notice of recalled parts are in. thanks Suzanne
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chevrolet Impala - Brakes - 7/19/2014
    My car make a grinding sound when I get over 15 miles very annoying please help
    I just got a water pump replaced and its leaking coolant now and I just got a wheel baron done but I've been told I still need one so I don't no what to do
    • Jimm
      7/19/2014 Jimm
      Need more information - is there a worn front or rear wheel bearing? Which wheel bearing is already replaced?
      If the grinding noise is wheel bearing related, then have the worn bearing replaced. Check the following items; front axle hub / hub bearing assemblies (both left and right side), front strut upper mounts, front suspension bushings.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources,,,,, - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the front hub bearing assemblies from around $35.00 each for your vehicle.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1980 Chevrolet P30 - Brakes - 7/17/2014
    Need a how to replace brake pads , rotors, and calipers tutorial or video
    3rd request The age of the vehicle is the reason for update
    • Jimm
      7/17/2014 Jimm
      Reference the following 'How-To-Guides' on the AutoMD website. You may also visit the local library in your area for the auto repair manuals in the reference section.
      7/17/2014 AutoMD Member
      will a video be there vs here or on U tube , Thanks
    • Jimm
      7/17/2014 Jimm
      Not sure, you will have to research the sources listed for the specific media and information types available.

      Reference the following 'How-To-Guides' on the AutoMD website. You may also visit the local library in your area for the auto repair manuals in the reference section.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Brakes - 7/17/2014
    My right turn signal will not turn off, when I turn the left one on , both come on,
    I replaced the hazard flasher and the problem still exists, is there another flasher that may be hooked to this circuit ?
    • jdl
      7/17/2014 jdl
      According to my info the hazard/turn is a combination flasher. My next thought is the turn signal switch, that switch is a little pricey. Try to make sure before you replace it. Are you talking front or rear turn signals, both? No other lights are on when this happens? All other turn signals work ok?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chevrolet Impala - Brakes - 6/30/2014
    Left front wheel. Sounds like marbles in the hubcaps but I don't have hubcaps.
    Steers and brakes normal. Kick the tires and I hear the rattle. Roll over a bump, really loud. No warning lights. What is loose?
    • Jimm
      6/30/2014 Jimm
      First step - raise and support the front wheels off the ground. Then rotate the wheels by hand - slowly and listen / feel for any abnormal noise - grinding /popping. This indicates a worn front hub bearing.

      The front hub bearing assembly is easily replaced - reference the 'How To' guides on the AutoMD website.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources,,,,, - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the front bearing / hub assembly from around $36.00 for your vehicle. Be sure to go ahead and replace both front hub assemblies (left and right) due to mileage /wear / age considerations.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Chevrolet C1500 - Brakes - 6/25/2014
    Taillights frequently fail?
    I have a 97 Chevy Silverado i bought two years ago. Have had terrible problems with the rear taillights. I've replaced the circuit boards, both left and right twice, and multiple bulb replacements. Just when i get everything working they one or the other will fail ...
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