I have to do the brakes on my 2000 Tahoe 4x4 5.3 l. Question is what would
you recommend for pads semi-metallic vs. ceramic. what brand also rotor my
have to be replaced same question on type and brand. I do mostly city with
some highway driving and I'm not light on the gas pedal either. Does anyone
have any suggestions on what to watch out for do's and don't.
The stock rotor is fine. for pads I like the AC Delco DuraStop pads which
They stop good, are quite, dont seem to tear the rotors up. Dont shove the
pistons back in the calipers
with out opening the bleeder screws first. Doing so can mess up the
antilock system. I like to empty the master
cylinder wipe it clean,. fresh fill it and then gravity bleed the brakes
till clean fluid comes out after replacing the
brake pads. Recommended replacement of brake fluid is 24,000 miles or 24
months. Good time to flush out the power steering fluid too. if the diffs
haven't been serviced this is a good time to drain and refill as well.
Whitelightning....are you a technician, or a mechanic?
Where did you come up with that statement? I've been
doing brake jobs on ABS equipped vehicles since they
came out with modern ABS. I've never had a problem
"messing" up the antilock system and I've never opened
bleeder screws while retracting pistons on calipers. I've
also never seen one instance of this problem occuring in
any dealership that I've worked in....never...not once...and
that includes all the other mechs/techs that I've worked
with. It's an urban myth....and I'd challenge you to find
anywhere in the GM manuals where it mentions this
procedure or has a warning about it. I haven't found it
yet, and I've looked...so if you find it....I'd change my ways.
Oh, and don't quote some "automotive doctor" on the internet,
like others have. What they say means nothing to me You
know....it's an "intuitive" thing, eh.
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