WHEEL CYLINDER

Chevrolet Silverado

Tiny

skgray0112

August, 22, 2007 AT 7:52 AM

1988 Chevy Silverado EFI 1500. Mileage: 435,000 plus, but it's on third engine. The right rear wheel cylinder keeps breaking. I have replaced it three times in the last 6 months. Thought it may be weak springs, so I put in new ones. The shoes seem to be aligned just fine, and the brakes work until the cylinder breaks and I lose fluid. Any thoughts?

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Tiny

Steel Bill

August, 23, 2007 AT 1:02 AM

Check to see if the axle or axel tube may be bent causing a misalignment. Also ask your parts man for the best quality cylinder, you may be getting some cheap poor quality parts

Tiny

skgray0112

August, 23, 2007 AT 7:48 PM

The axle looks ok as far as I can tell. I've been putting on the cheap $10 part. This time, I ordered a Bendix for around $30. (Not quite ready to fork over $80 plus for genuine GM.) If that's the problem, I should know in a month or two and will post the results. Thanks for your reply.

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