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Brakes grabbing at low speed; chevy 2003 2500 express cargo

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brakes grabbing at low speed; chevy 2003 2500 express cargo
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: brake job 2-months ago, last night backing had to pump the brake pedal to get the van to stop; then as i was leaving the parking lot pressed the brakes and van did not slow to a stop but stopped as thought i had pushed the pedal very hard.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

It sure has all the symptoms of wet brake shoes. Was it by chance parked in any water?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
not parked in water, this is almost 24-hours after the initial occurrence; brake rotors and pads replaced two months ago; fluid level is fine.
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 10 months ago.

Thanks,

Were the rear brake shoes replaced?

As long as there is no signs of any brake fluid or gear oil from a leaking axle seal that has leaked onto the brake shoes, it is most likely a master cylinder issue. You would need to pull the rear wheels off and inspect the brake shoes to confirm they are dry before replacing the master cylinder.