Chevrolet Tahoe Repair Question
Asked on November 12, 2007
Brake piston problem
While changing the rear brake pads on my 2001 Chevy Tahoe(96320 miles) the drivers side went well, but on the passengers side I didn't compress the pistons together. As I compressed the top piston, the bottom one extended and the boot swelled. As I compressed the bottom piston, it began to leak and the boot was not retracting well. Now the piston is compressed and the boot is not seated properly and I have no idea what to do next. Do I have to replace the whole housing that holds the 2 pistons, which would mean bleeding the brakes, which I'm nervous about. I'd appreciate any advice,as the truck is sitting in my garage until I figure out what to do next.
Also, what is the best repair manual to get?
Thanks so much for any help!
Replied on November 12, 2007
replace the caliper
after all together OPEN BLEEDER UNTILL DRIP FLUID
HAVE A HELPER STEP ON BRAKES AND HOLD IT DOWN U OPEN THE BLEEDER LET THE AIR OUT
REPEAT AS NEEDED MAY BE 2 OR 3 TIMES
MAKE SURE U HAVE BRAKE FLUID IN THE MASTER CYL
Answered by BMRFIXIT
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