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2005 Silverado 2500 hd: 4WD Crew Cab...emergency brake..brake job

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2005 Silverado 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab...emergency brake goes all the way to the floor and barely holding...120K miles and never had a brake job....suggestions?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 5 years ago.

GM Tech (Cam) :

Hello, I'm Cam. Please include all the details about your issue so I can accurately advise you. I cannot see your vehicle so please be detailed.

GM Tech (Cam) :

These have a seperate parking brake shoe in the rear rotors.

GM Tech (Cam) :

so this may be worn out shoes or out of adjustment.

GM Tech (Cam) :

I would start with the adjsutment.

GM Tech (Cam) :

There is a plug in the rear, bottom of the drivers side and on top of the passengers side.

GM Tech (Cam) :

remove it and use the star wheel to adjsut it.

Customer:

"There is a plug in the rear" of what?

GM Tech (Cam) :

The rear bracket for the caliper, thick metal.

GM Tech (Cam) :

start with the drivers side. Lift the wheel and turn it by hand as you adjust, stop when you start to feel drag and then back it off just a bit.

Customer:

If the adjustment does not work, how hard is it to replace the pad?

GM Tech (Cam) :

Not pads, shoes, the service brakes are pads, parking brake is shoes and you would need to remove the rotors and likely the hubs as well.

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