CHEVY BRAKE QUESTION

2004 Chevrolet Astro

Tiny

cappcb

April, 25, 2011 AT 5:27 PM

When I let of the brakes of my 2004 Chevy Astro I can feel a tug on the rear brakes. The pads and rotors are new. Any thoughts on what it could be?

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Tiny

Wrenchtech

April, 25, 2011 AT 5:52 PM

Are your rear brakes disc or drum?

Tiny

cappcb

April, 25, 2011 AT 7:02 PM

Disk with the drum for the emergency brake.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

April, 25, 2011 AT 7:04 PM

Have you pulled the rotors to inspect the parking brake for problems?
Is the front exhibiting any symptoms like that?

Tiny

cappcb

April, 25, 2011 AT 7:12 PM

Yes, the rotors were pulled (and replaced). The emergency brakes looked fine. The rotor went on smoothly and could turn freely when I did the brake job. The front does not seem to exhibit the same problem. It is almost like there is a slight delay when the rear calipers are supposed to release pressure.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

April, 25, 2011 AT 7:14 PM

A bad flex hose in the rear will do that.

Tiny

cappcb

April, 25, 2011 AT 7:17 PM

Are there two flex hoses (one for each side) or just one?

Tiny

Wrenchtech

April, 25, 2011 AT 7:21 PM

There should also be a third one going to the differential junction block.

Tiny

cappcb

April, 25, 2011 AT 7:25 PM

How do you check them? Should they all be changed at once?

Tiny

Wrenchtech

April, 25, 2011 AT 7:40 PM

That would be the safe way. If it's happening to both rear wheels, the center one has to be to blame but I would expect the other 2 to have issues also.

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