90 Chevy Astro Brakes

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Old 06-06-05, 05:37 PM
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Question 90 Chevy Astro Brakes

when i go to hit the brakes hard the passenger side on the van like takes a dive, the passenger side brake seem to hit before all of them, my van has abs is it.
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Old 06-06-05, 05:57 PM
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Probably sticky calipers that need to be replaced. Regardless, some element is not up to par. A complete brake job is indicated. That may or may not require rotors, calipers, pads on one or more wheels.
 
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Old 06-06-05, 06:02 PM
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thanks, thats sucks because i just had them done 4 months before i repainted the van and it sat about 3 months before that, would that have any thing to do with them. could there be air in the other lines, that is making them not grab as fast
 
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If you only had the pads replaced, which is common, then the calipers may be sticking. Whatever the cause, it is limited to each brake components.
 
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i dont remeber what i had done, but ill take it in when it gets wrost
 
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Old 06-07-05, 09:48 PM
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woudl over filling my power steering have any afrect on my brakes
 
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no........
 
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Old 06-08-05, 02:58 PM
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o well i found out my power steering was way over what it was suppose to be to i emptyed some and now my one brackes doesnt lock up anymore, they all grab at the same time
 
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Old 06-08-05, 04:00 PM
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I recommend you take your car to a repair shop for a brake job. Your confusion between power steering and brakes is a bit alarming to me. Working brakes are a safety factor for yourself and others on the road.
 
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Old 06-09-05, 02:49 PM
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ok i took it in and showed him what it does, i had him go down a payment road about 10mph and hit the brakes and not hold on to the steering wheel, (but not to hard that the abs would kick in) and the steering wheel turned to the left 1 1/2 turns, he said that he dont know what is doing it and for them to check its going to cost $489 and i dont have that kind of money just for him to look. i know the different between the power steering and the brakes i was just woundering about that because i saw a hose that ran from the top of the power steering fluid box to the Master Cylinder, but now its not the passenger side brake that is making it do it, now its the drivers side that locks up all the time
 
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So you know it needs brake repair, no doubt about that. Is there anything else the forum can help you with?
 
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Old 06-09-05, 03:17 PM
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how long do u think i can drive it like that
 
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Old 06-09-05, 03:52 PM
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I don't give predictions on faulty parts. I think you are at risk even now. In an emergency, your faulty brakes may cause an accident.
 
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ok should i just get brake pads or both brake pads and rotors
 
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Your asking me if you can squeeze by with a lower cost repair job. I can't answer that safely. You need the advice of a knowledgeble person that can examine your brakes in person.
 
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Ok Thanks For All Your Help
 
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