1994 Chevrolet S-10 Repair Question
Front driver side wheel locking up/skidding when braking.
you may only have rear abson that vehicle as standard. try replacing your front brake hoses as they may have collapsed inside causing this problem. then rebleed system.
when i bled all four for the last time, brake fluid came out normally as if nothing was wrong. all four brake normally when doing the bleed process. i've heard of using an ABS scanner when bleeding when the system is not working correctly? i just think its ironic that its only doing this with the wheel closest to the master, like all the pressure is just going to this one wheel and not any further than that.
when hoses go bad they wil let the fluid go through but not return so yoru brake locks up. also check for grease on the pad. you don't need a scanner to bleed your brakes.
would the pad need to be replaced if brake fluid got on it? or would just cleaning with brake cleaner be sufficient?
that is really a toss up there, most of the time you replace the pad bu ti've also cleaned them well and it worked, but you needsuffiecient drying time. I really think you have ahose problem unles you aren't telling us something.
ok, i dont think it is the pad then, as it did start happening before i changed out the caliper at which at that time i did get a little fluid on the pad but cleaned very well. and i told you down to the very last detail of what work and the time frames i did it in. i will check the hoses. would you think i 'd have to replace both the front driver and passenger or just the driver side hose that is locking up? or the passenger side that maybe not getting enough pressure to equal the balance of the other side? btw, thanks for your input on this, i really appreciate your time.
replace both not one
replaced both hoses and the hard line from the right wheel to the y valve (saw a little twist in the line). this did make it stop locking up when i break normally with still a small pull to the left wheel, but when stopping abruptly still locks up. any more ideas?
the only other thing i can think of actually two. make sure your calipers slide ok in the brackets and then have yoru front end check ed, you may have a bad bushing or worn part making it do this. Unless i actually saw tis i can't give you adefinitive answer.