Tag Archives: Brakes

Problems with the brakes on your car or truck? Read answers to questions and learn what to check when they don’t feel right or make noises.

Buick Regal Tie Rods- Buick Lucerne Upper Brake Light Bulbs

I have a 2002 Buick Regal LS, i recently got new tires and found out i need new tie rods. I have been looking around and still am not sure exactly what to buy. I have a private mechanic fixing it for me so all i need is the rods but I’m unsure of what…

Continue reading

Pontiac Brake Fluid Leak Repair And Diagnosis

We bought a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT with 81,000 miles on it less than a week ago. The brakes have gone out. At first we thought the brakes were just wet and that is why the car would  not stop properly, so we waited for them to dry off and tried again. Later in…

Continue reading

Chevrolet Impala Emissions Leak And Brake Noise

Just had spark plugs, plug wires, thermostat, fan assembly and head gaskets replaced on my 2002 Chevy Impala . The check engine light came on and on and Autozone gave a readout of an air leak. He said it was probably something with the gas cap or fuel line. Please what else could it be? Answer:…

Continue reading

Chevrolet Silverado Vibration When Braking

Just replaced front pads and rotors on 2006 Chevy Silverado, left side also got a new caliper and bracket plus a new hub bearing. When i applied the brakes they vibrate hard.  Getting a nasty vibration during braking. Found one bad rotor, replaced that, now it still vibrates through the pedal, but not as bad. What…

Continue reading

2001 Chevy Silverado Brake Pedal Soft And Goes To The Floor

I have a soft brake pedal that goes to the floor on my 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. Just changed master cylinder and brake booster and bled through a large bottle of fluid any ideas? Did you have the soft pedal before you replaced those parts or did this problem start after doing the work you described?…

Continue reading

Do I Need New Brakes On My Car?

This article might be a bit related to the rant and raves article I posted a while back. I’m writing this after working yesterday and having to deal with probably one of the most argumentative people ever. It all started when I got the repair order for a vehicle with an ‘abnormal brake noise’. I was going…

Continue reading

Car Problems With GM Auto Parts And Employees

This is going to basically be another rants and raves article, but this time it is going to be about our parts department at the dealership. Normally, everything runs smoothly. We have a great parts manager and most of the counter guys are fun to be around and are knowledgeable. We do have one guy,…

Continue reading

Common Cause For Chevrolet Equinox ABS Light

Here’s something we as technicians see a whole bunch of….bad hub bearings. Whether they are causing the Antilock Brake (ABS) light to come on, or are just making a terrible grinding or growling noise as you drive, these are replaced almost daily at our shop on just about every model of vehicle. Today I had…

Continue reading

2001 Chevrolet Suburban ABS Activation

My 2001 Chevrolet Suburban has the ABS brakes kick on when I come to a stop…most of the time. I have been told abs speed sensors or EBCM module. My ABS and brake lights don’t work. they aren’t on and don’t come on even when I start the car. From your experience what is the more common…

Continue reading

1996 Chevrolet Suburban P0420 – Brakes Pulsate

My 1996 Chevy Suburban has a code Code P0420 code and bad sensors showing on code with large vacuum leak. I’ve sprayed carb cleaner all over the intake and brake booster house and all other vacuum lines and found nothing. I don’t know what else to do. ProTech: First of all the code P0420 is…

Continue reading

Jeep ABS And Rear Brake Lights Problems

I was driving with my emergency brakes up and my ABS light came on. I checked and my brakes fluid was low I put some in but the light is still coming on. ProTech So, you were driving with the emergency brakes applied? It was up. The ABS light doesn’t have anything to do with…

Continue reading

2006 Chevy Silverado ABS Brakes Vibrating At Slow Speeds

Hello I have a 2006 Chevy Silverado 4X4 crew cab, having ABS problems, first once the ABS where coming on when I was braking. Just normal at a stop sign. It felt like air in the system, ABS light light would come on then later shut off, But brake felt spongy ? ProTech: The pedal…

Continue reading