2005 Chevy Silverado

Tiny
JIM CRAWFIS
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 20,000 MILES
When I first start up my truck and either depress the brake pedal or turn the steering wheel there is a snapping noise from the brake pedal area. This only happens when it is cold out. Once I use the brakes or turn the wheel a little it goes away.I noticed when it's hot out it will not make the noise. I happens when the truck is not moving.I think it has something to do the power steering pump or a relief valve or check valve, because it goes away after I turn the wheel a couple times.
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Monday, October 27th, 2008 AT 6:56 PM

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Is this happening when the truck is moving or stationary?
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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 AT 8:27 AM
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JIM CRAWFIS
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The noise is only when I first start up the truck, before I move the truck
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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 AT 9:27 AM
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2005 Chevrolet Chevy C Silverado - 2WD | Sierra, Silverado (VIN C/K) Service Manual | Preliminary Information | Document ID: 2153762

#PIT3779J: Squeak Noise On Brake Apply - keywords booster cylinder disc drum fluid front master rub - (Jun 16, 2008)

Subject: Squeak Noise On Brake Apply

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EXCEPT HYBRID YUKON AND TAHOE MODELS RPO HP2

This PI was superseded to update models. Please discard PIT3779H.

The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.

Condition/Concern:
Important: DO NOT USE THIS PI FOR THE HYBRID YUKON AND TAHOE MODELS.

Some customers may comment on a squeak noise when the brake pedal is applied or when released. This noise is normally heard when the brake pedal is slowly applied with the engine on or off, but can occur when the brake pedal is released. The noise may be isolated to the master cylinder area.

Recommendation/Instructions:
To correct this concern, remove as much of the old brake fluid from the master cylinder as possible and refill with a modified DOT 3 brake fluid, P/N 88862806 (in Canada, use P/N 88862807). Depress and release the brake pedal five times to allow the new fluid to enter the system.

Note: It is not necessary to flush the complete brake system with the modified dot 3 fluid to correct this noise.

Part Information
Part Number
Description
Qty

88862806
Brake Fluid, DOT 3
1

(In Canada 88862807)

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It could also be a worn brake pedal assembly or a sticky brake switch.
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