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  1. On my 2001 GMC Yukon XL 2500 6.0L 4wd I'm getting a flashing brake system warning light and the chime activates when the vehicle is moving. Also, the Automatic Headlamp System appears to be disabled. I suspect a faulty parking brake light switch. I was having an issue with the parking brake warning light not going out after releasing the parking brake about six weeks ago. The solution then was to reapply the parking brake and then release one or two times. That solution is not working now, and the Automatic Headlamp System, which has a connection to the parking brake, is not working or disabled. To turn on the headlamps, I've got to use the manual switch. The problem must be in the parking brake light system. I'm not certain if it's just a switch or a relay and/or fuse somewhere. The brake fluid level is midway between the max and min level marks. The ABS warning light is not an issue here. Does anyone have experience with this problem, and know the solution or troubleshooting procedure to fix this problem? Regards
  2. I went to get my truck inspected and it failed due to the parking brake. I brought it home and tried to adjust it but it still wouldn't hold. The pads were looking a little rusty and the passenger side would stick. (coudln't take off the rotor after I released the parking brake) I replaced the parking brake pads on both sides, along with the hardware. I adjusted the adjuster until I could just barely get the rotor on. Put it all back together and it still won't hold. When I first started it wouldn't hold the truck on a hill in neutral. Now it will hold it in neutral but if you put it in gear it starts rolling with ease. So what else could it be? The pedal goes all the way to the floor easily. Is there a such thing as a loose cable? Is there a way to adjust the cable? Or maybe even the pedal? Maybe I need to replace the cable? Thanks in advance for any information. BTW this is a 2004 2500HD with the two part parking brake pads.
  3. Hey folks, first time posting here and maybe it’s a common thing. I’ve searched google and YouTube for days, replaced parts, and done the troubleshooting I know to do. So here it is, bear in mind, im no auto mechanic. I’m a jet mechanic/toolmaker. Lol my front pass brake locked up Friday, and the abs/parking brake light has been on since the dealer I got the truck from replaced the parking brake cable. I don’t hear a roaring, so I don’t feel like it’s a hub, but I do have some bouncing on the front end which leads me to think it may be an axel, which I still have to get looked at. parking brake and abs lights come on after a few seconds of driving, I hear brakes grinding, and I just replaced both front rotors, pads, and passenger caliper and abs sensor after it locked up; since it melted the abs sensor cable. brakes are bled properly and working, but they aren’t fully releasing. I’ve checked fluid, it’s not overfilled. Driver hub was previously replaced but not passenger for some reason. I considered ordering a hub for the passenger side just for that. Rotors are 305mm and the pads I installed are ceramic from brake best. Yes, the rotors get hot after a short drive, like too hot to touch. I’d rather not have these things lock up on me again. The only thing left I know to check are the piston in the master cylinder, or the passenger hub. Any ideas? If I’ve missed good reference material or prior posts please feel free to comment with a link and a nice “check here dumbass.” Lol thanks in advance.
  4. The foot actuated parking brake on my 2013 Yukon will not release no matter how far down I push it. The problem started recently and is getting worse. The rear shoes are thick. The cables are free and not rusted. I adjusted the parking brake cable. Still a problem. I strongly suspect the parking brake assembly up under the dash. My preference would be to repair it followed by installing a new assembly. I would appreciate any help suspicion and with fixing the problem. Thanks!
  5. Background - Pushing the parking brake pedal to the floor just barely engages the parking brake. Need to either adjust or replace or both. Two questions I have - 1) Can the parking brake on the 2014 Silverado be adjusted? 2) Are only the shoes needing to be replaced or is there a full hardware kit I need to find as well? The parts diagram on gmparts.com only has the shoes listed as part of the rear brake assembly. Do yall have a video link for the how-to onthe adjustment and/or replacement?
  6. I have just took out my instrument cluster to replace my odometer gear. When I put everything back in I noticed that my parking brake light keeps on flashing when it is not even engaged. This only started happening after I removed and replaced the cluster. Any help would be must appreciated, thanks!
  7. I appear to have issues searching this forum or selecting the correct search words. Does anyone know if it is possible to replace the parking brake shoes without pulling the axle and hub off? My parking brake setup must have stuck and heated up the rotor and made a hard spot. Nothing I do will make the regular brakes stop squealing at near stopped speeds now. I ordered new parking brake shoes, rotors, and brakes but never worked on the HD parking brake system. It was easy on my 1500 but this looks like I won't be able to get everything apart with the hub still on. Thanks
  8. I was replacing the rear shocks on my 2003 Silverado today, and I noticed this line where the casing had been split in multiple places, and it was starting to rust. It looks like the parking brake cable. I'm just wanting someone to confirm that. I'm pretty sure it's not the brake line. That looks smaller and appears to be okay. If it's the parking brake, then it's not something I need to worry about immediately. Thanks
  9. Hi All, I'm working on an '02 Sierra Z71 Ext Cab. Last night I installed a new parking brake assembly under the dash to replace the old one with a broken cable. There was a pin in the assembly that I assumed was meant to keep things in position during shipping and installation. Installation went ok and after I completed it, i pulled the pin. When I went to test out my work I found that the pedal is completely locked. I can practically stand on it with absolutely no motion. There is no play in any direction. I feel like I'm missing something in the installation process. Is there something that I've done to lock it, or something that i need to do to unlock it? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  10. Can someone explain how this happened? I was pulled over for warning oncoming traffic of a speed trap and the officer asked me to verify my emergency brake was working. It was quite the uphill so I had to push the emergency petal all the way down to hold the truck against reverse. After I pulled away I found that my regular breaks were soft so I pulled into a mall and found my rear brake line had burst and bled out. How can applying emergencies put stress on the brake lines? I'm sure on my truck they are fully independent (2002 GMC Sierra 4x4). Is there something I've done wrong when I changed my drum emergencies and disc regular pads on the back a year ago? (I haven't used my emergencies since then). Many thx
  11. My ABS light and parking brake light only come on when my blower is turned to 1,2,3,or 4 and the blower wont work(no air). But if my blower is turned to 0 both lights turn off. If i turn the blower to speed 5 the blower pumps at max like normal and both lights turn off. Brake fluid level is good and the A/C works ice cold(usual) only when blower works at level 5. Help please?
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