Brakes and sterring. - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Diesel Tech Diesel-powered discussions, all makes and models of 4x4's.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-01-2010, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Seattle, Wa.
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Brakes and sterring.

I just had a shop put a new engine 6.5 Turbo Diesel in my 1996 K2500 3/4 ton 4x4 Chevy Suburban. I got it back and now I lose power to my brakes and steering at the same time. It happens most of the time when I get off the freeway. If I give it a little throttle the power comes back. I have a new engine, injectors, water pump, fuel lift pump, crank sensor, starter, vacuum pump, injection pump, belt, glow plugs and turbo. The front pads and rotors need to be replaced but I can't see how that would cause the issue I am having. Does anyone know what might be the problem? Does the power steering pump or steering box need to be replaced? Did the shop not put it back together right? I checked and the reservoir has fluid. Is there air in the system? The shop just blew me off but I don't want to pay another shop to fix something that another shop is responsible for. Also I keep hearing this strange noise it sounds like a combination of gear whine and air pressure blowing past a rubber seal. This is in addition to the whistle from the turbo the mechanic said it was normal but I have never heard this sound in any other turbo charged vehicle gas or diesel.
jdog is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2011, 03:07 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: texas
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You can solve this problem in two ways, first removed front rotors from your vehicle and place the same on brake lathe, there is two fine blades and remove any high spots, secondly is to replace rotors, replacing rotor is expensive route but it is the best one, because it will provide superior braking performance and you will get smoothest braking possible.
truckboy is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome