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Pass. side caliper sticks causing steering wheel to shake,

Customer Question

pass. side caliper sticks causing steering wheel to shake
JA: Has the brake hose been checked?
Customer: its new
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 05 trailblazer
JA: Are you fixing your Trailblazer yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 2 new calpers and hose
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: it is not very regular may be 1 to 5 times a year
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 9 months ago.

Hi . Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer.
is the abs light on?

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. John aka eauto

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
no
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
dont call this is fine
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 9 months ago.

when does this occur? does the rotor get hot?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
it starts after about an hour of driving last about 10 to 20 min. then clears up may not happen again for months
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
cant say if roter is hot or not
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
always at highway speeds
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 9 months ago.

after applying the brake?

Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 9 months ago.

how did you determine its a caliper?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
no just driving along st
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
when doing brake job i can feel it draging
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 9 months ago.

are the slides free?

Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 9 months ago.

did you replace the brackets?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
i would have to check to be sure . but i think every thing is new and in good shape
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
slides greased new brackets
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 9 months ago.

that's the first step...the caliper slides need to be cleaned and lubed....

Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 9 months ago.

a caliper should nit just engage under driving...you may have another issue...is the frt end tight?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
front end just checked out fine just got it aliened also also happened with old and new tires
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 9 months ago.

you sure its not a transmission shutter?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
no the steering wheel shakes back and forth about 2 inches
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
i did panic stop once and it cleared up
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 9 months ago.

sounds more like a steering or suspension issue...can you duplicate the shake or is it random

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
very random mostly on long trips over 200 miles
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 9 months ago.

and no warning lights?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
it can be acting up i stop for gas then its fine . no not any lights
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 9 months ago.

totally bizzare

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
only time a light came on was when a seal went out on cal. and lost fluid
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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