1998 S-10 PICKUP BRAKES

  • Tiny
  • victorrios
  • 1998 Chevrolet S-10
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic

I have a 1998 S-10 Pickup 2wd front disk and drum in the rear, it brakes ok but suddenly the pedal start getting hard and the front brakes are applied and the truck wont move, I replace front caliper, disk and pads? What could be the problem

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Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 AT 12:27 AM

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  • billymac
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This could be the rubber brake hoses. They tend to come apart on the inside and cause brakes not to release

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Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 AT 12:34 AM
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You may be experiencing caliper issues (you mentioned replacing the front calipers). Signs of a bad disc brake caliper include:
* When your disc brake caliper is worn you will often hear a squeaky or squealing sound that should not be ignored. In addition, your brake pads will often vibrate when you are trying to stop your vehicle.
* Difficulty pushing the brake pedal is a frequent sign that the disc brake caliper is out of alignment.
* Drivers may experience the vehicle pulling to one side while braking.
* Excessive heat or smoke coming from the wheel area.

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Sunday, April 10th, 2011 AT 7:06 AM

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