1997 Chevrolet Suburban



March, 27, 2010 AT 12:09 PM

Brakes problem
1997 Chevy Suburban V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 180000 miles

Brake fluid travels to the left front brake caliper but will not evacuate when pressure is removed from brake pedal; leaving the caliper stuck in the open position and the brake pad forced against the rotor.
Calipers have been replaced and problem still exists. Can this be electrical? Can the ABS module be fllushed if that is the cause of the problem?

1 Answer



March, 27, 2010 AT 12:32 PM

Drive it till it starts to bind or you notice drag, jack that wheel up, chock the rear wheels, put it in neutral, does the wheel spin, if not or it's hard to turn, open the bleeder screw, does it spin freely now? If yes, replace the flex hose, I recommecnd doing the same work to BOTH front brakes, this will elimante any issues with pulling to one side! Also both fronts are the same age and condition, if you don't do both now, you will real soon!

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