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  • gary swan
    gary swan - 2003 GMC Yukon - Brakes - 10/1/2010
    ABS light comes on when making left turn and then goes out.
    When i make a left turn the ABS light comes on, and the driver information center shows Service Stability. When the turn is completed the Abs light goes out, and the driver information center returns to the normal display.
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      I think there's nothing wrong with your ABS, its function well, unless there are other issues like vibration and noise.
      Nissan Technical Advisor
      4/19/2011 Tamika S
      My ABS light comes on, the car starts to vibrate really bad, and I can't drive any faster than 50 mph. All this started after I had my engine replaced. After I turn the engine off and turn it back on it doesn't do it. What's wrong with my car...
  • Dan
    Dan - 2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 - Brakes - 9/27/2010
    What would your recommendation be for replacement front brake disc and pads? I tow a travel trailer want best and safest
    I have 83,000 on orginal now and feel due real soon for replacement. Travel trailer is equipped with elect brakes and 29 ft.
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/27/2010 HouseCallAuto
      I'm doing this a long time and my personal recc from my observations over the many years is that the original equipment brake pads and rotors were always the best combination. You cannot expect other pads to outperform ACDELCO pads and rotors. Here is the pads >>

      And here are the rotors >>

      Check the service parts decal on the door jam of your truck - might be in glove box or right door edge look for the brake code to match this listing for your brakes. Read the fit note.
  • tread head
    tread head - 1999 GMC Sierra 1500 - Brakes - 9/27/2010
    I cant bleed my brakes
    replaces both front calipers,rubber hoses and steel lines.Bleed all lines starting at rear passengers.Front drivers side bleeder is dry.bleeds ok at the rubber hose on the caliper.
    • Oxides
      9/27/2010 Oxides
      bleeder screw sounds clogged. a pick can dig it out, or you can just get a new bleeder screw.
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/27/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Bleed it with the bleeder screw removed.
  • bennett21578
    bennett21578 - 2004 GMC Sonoma - Brakes - 9/23/2010
    My rear brakes are getting realy hot an smoking an have a smell. i have no ideal what to do?
    i just change the front an back pads an one rotor that was messed up. i'm to worried to drive it because i don't want it to damage my truck.
    • DrkShdw983
      9/23/2010 DrkShdw983
      Sounds to me like your e-brake cable might be seized up. Does that still work properly? If so it may be the caliper that's seized up. Draw a marker line on the rotor and push the truck forward a little and then stop it without using the brakes. See if the line is gone (or part gone). If it's either gone or you can't push it than your caliper is seized up and needs to be replaced. Hope this helps
    MANNY - 2002 GMC Envoy - Brakes - 9/18/2010
    0 answer
  • q1947
    q1947 - 1999 GMC Sierra 1500 - Brakes - 9/18/2010
    Parking brake not working
    parking brake not working
  • AL
    • Paul
      9/15/2010 Paul
      typicaly there is a wheel speed sensor on each brake that might be dirty or faulty there should be a stored code in the computer that will tell you which one is faulty. take it to your mechanic or parts store and have the codes checked.
  • pgw906
    pgw906 - 1999 GMC Jimmy - Brakes - 9/15/2010
    How do you reset the brake proportioning valve
    • Ladiesman217
      9/15/2010 Ladiesman217
      For my Chevy C1500 1997 this is how i do it, im hoping that will give you an idea on how to do it since we have the same manufacturer

      Bleed the valve until the spool valve seeks its center and the light goes and stays off, all the while hold the centering button in while bleeding the valve.
  • pgsnipes
    • around
      9/10/2010 around
      again with this problem
      i can only tell you i have a bad right rear wheel abs sensor,
      some times it locks up and i have to stop so it will release.
      are your abs sensors locking up,and now the brake pads and rotors are shot?
  • Franklin Chisholm
    Franklin Chisholm - 2002 GMC Yukon Denali - Brakes - 9/9/2010
    I have no emergency brake
    I've replaced the pad,adjusted the pad to the hub adjusted the cable to the end,and still no brake.
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/9/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Have you looked at the parking brake shoe condition and adjustment by removing the rear rotors? Usually the material has fallen off at least one whole side of the shoe which causes too much brake shoe to drum clearance and uses up all the cable travel resulting in no parking brake function. There is also an adjustment inside the rotor to expand the show outward, a starwheel.
      9/14/2010 Franklin Chisholm
      I;ve done that,new brake shoe.could it be the wrong cable from the factory
  • pb&j
    pb&j - 1999 GMC Sierra 2500 - Brakes - 9/9/2010
    How much to replace entire brake lining
    Brake lining rusted due to salt exposer
    0 answer
  • vale de jesus
    vale de jesus - 2000 GMC Jimmy - Brakes - 9/3/2010
    Has no brake when brake pedal is depressed
    1-134523k miles ,upon brake pads inspection I relaced them .I didn't drove too far when noticed the rear tires draging so I replaced rear calipers.when bleeding found no fluid flow thru the bleeders also the brake light came on then I replaced the master cylinder ...
    • darkmind
      9/3/2010 darkmind
      Did you already check your proportioning valve?
      9/3/2010 darkmind
      Also check your bleeder screw it is possible that it is defective that’s why you can’t bleed air present in your brake system.
  • Mud Slinger
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/2/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Most likely cause is a bad turn signal switch (inside the column). Probability is greater than 75%. Here is a diagnostic that will confirm it >>

      1. Access the turn signal switch connector at the base of the steering column.

      2. Check for power on the White wire at the end terminal when the brake is applied. If no power, check at the brake light switch. There is an Orange wire hot at all times and the brake lamp switch sends power out the White when the brakes are applied.

      3. If voltage is OK at the turn signal switch on the White, jump the White to the Yellow and expect the left front rear stop lamp to come on when the brake is applied.

      3. Jump the White to the Green and expect the right rear stop lamp to come on with the brake applied.

      4. If the above test operates the rear lamps, replace the turn signal switch.
      9/2/2010 Mud Slinger
      Thank You, I will try this tomorrow after work when I have some daylight. I noticed another post with the same problem, he got the same answer but not as detailed as yours. Again Thank You Very Much. Hopefully this will solve the problem so I can go riding in the mountains.
      9/3/2010 Mud Slinger
      When I pulled the cover off of the steering column I seen the white wire was broken on the turn signal switch. That was the problem, now I have brake lights. Thank You Again, I never would have imagined the turn signal switch or in that area would have been the problem.
    • darkmind
      9/2/2010 darkmind
      Have you already check the brake light wirings/connections (if it is loose or disconnected) and bulb socket (for corrosion)?
      9/2/2010 Mud Slinger
      I took out light assembly to swap bulbs still had grease on bulb connector also unplugged and plugged connector back up. They told me at the parts store that it could be the mother board.
  • jbbrnr
    jbbrnr - 2001 GMC Savana 1500 - Brakes - 9/1/2010
    Hear thumping noise under front of vehicle when brakes are applyed.
    • Voltes V
      9/1/2010 Voltes V
      This is most likely caused by your front brake rotors are out of round just slightly and need to be resurfaced or replaced. The front brake pads are pulsating in and out because the brake rotor has a small high spot on it causing the brake pads to pulsate. You can probably feel this pulsation in the brake pedal or in the steering wheel as well…usually.

      I would inspect the front brake rotors and front brake pads and at least resurface the front brake rotors.

      You can rule out the rear brakes as the culprit by stopping the car just using the hand brake. In a deserted parking lot with no other vehicles behind you, at 30 MPH, slowly pull up on the hand brake (hold the release button down with your thumb to make a slow and gradual stop) until the vehicle stops. The hand brake only utilizes the rear brakes so if you do not hear the noise, the problem is likely to be caused by the front brakes.
  • coralee53144
    coralee53144 - 2001 GMC Savana 1500 - Brakes - 8/26/2010
    When applying brakes sounds like hitting -clunking sound check drive shaft replaced brake shoes replaced inner outer
    wheel bearings replaced rear end gears an brake drums im stumped
    • darkmind
      8/25/2010 darkmind
      Did you already check the condition of your brake rotor and brake backing plate?
    • coralee53144
      8/26/2010 coralee53144
      sorry forgot to add that to the list yes the roters were replaced .along with new drums new brake shoes all the brake springs rebuilt rearend inner outer wheel bearings