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Old 10-27-13, 12:20 PM
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When I replaced the rear pads two months ago I notice when just about stopped it feels like all the braking is being done by the rear brakes.They also squeak at a high pitch.Is that the master cylinder,or something to do with proportioning.Master cylinders are about 85.00 bucks.....Sorry that might help.2001 Silverado 4.8 auto 1500 2wdr
 

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Old 10-27-13, 12:32 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

A little more info is needed to help you. Make, model and year of vehicle.
 
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Old 11-06-13, 05:06 AM
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brakes are real touchy I think most of the braking is being done by the rear.
 
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It may be your front pads are somewhat glazed from use and your rear ones being new have mopre friction. If you dont feel its dangerous I would ride it a whle and see what happens.
 
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I did the rear brakes in June,In the old days I heard that when you loose half your brakes it's diagonal like left front and right rear. But it stops alright it's just at low speed when your barely moving you feel the rears grabbing. The fluid has 150,000 miles on it maybe that has something to do with it. Whenever I've had master cylinder failure it was a loss of peddle.
 
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Do you know what the pad material is?
 
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Old 11-06-13, 08:54 PM
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The brakes on that truck are separated front to rear....not diagonal.

Some vehicles have a valve that is mounted on the rear axle with a linkage to the body. This valve changes the fluid pressure to the rear brakes based on load height. I couldn't find any mention if your truck has that valve but it could possibly cause that problem if you had it.
 
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thanks for your replies. I talked to a retired mechanic and he says cheap brakes.i paid 35.00 for the rears and last year I paid 60.00 for the front.he said they put a lot of iron in which causes grabbiness.
 
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