2004 Chevy Astro brake question

Tiny
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET ASTRO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 90,000 MILES
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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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 5:27 PM

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Tiny
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Are your rear brakes disc or drum?
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 5:52 PM
Tiny
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Disk with the drum for the emergency brake.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 7:02 PM
Tiny
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Have you pulled the rotors to inspect the parking brake for problems?
Is the front exhibiting any symptoms like that?
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 7:04 PM
Tiny
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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.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 7:12 PM
Tiny
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A bad flex hose in the rear will do that.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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Are there two flex hoses (one for each side) or just one?
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 7:17 PM
Tiny
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There should also be a third one going to the differential junction block.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 7:21 PM
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How do you check them? Should they all be changed at once?
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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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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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 7:40 PM

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