November 20, 2014 at 3:55 pm #77502
On Tuesday 11/18/2014 I was traveling on a county road and was coming to a four way stop sign with crossing traffic. I applied my brakes and the brake peddle felt like they grabbed but then went down to the floor. The ABS started vibrating but the vehicle did not slow down. I then started pumping the brakes and it started to slow down but unable to stop. I had a vehicle from my left make a left turn so I started blowing the horn and the other vehicle stopped in the middle of the intersection and I had to go into the ditch to avoid colliding with it. I have done some reading on the internet the last two day to find out that there is some problems with the truck brake lines corroding and that they may break but still will have the ability to stop. What I just experienced was not the ability to stop and avoid a collition but over 40 years of driving experience and three police driving schools. You need to tell every Avalanche owner to get their brake lines check and park them until they do. This is dangerous and everyone should know.
December 8, 2014 at 9:13 pm #79600
You didn’t pull the o-sh1t lever?
12 YEARS is a long time though.. Are you in a heavily salted area during the winter?
I have a power steering cooler line rot after 10 years. I replaced brake/fuel lines myself after 15 years. This was on a 1987 j-body.
Well – at any rate – if your brake lines are corroded and leaking – you would be out of brakes by now. Do they still work? Maybe it is your power booster for your brakes that is bad? Or your master cylinder is toast?
Please post what you have found that is wrong with your vehicle.
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