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Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Parking Brake Does Not Hold Due to Worn Parking Brake Shoes

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 158,894 mi (84,000 mi - 242,436 mi)


Units with 4 wheel disk brakes may develop at situation where the park brake does not hold as it should. Our technicians tell us this can be caused by worn park brake shoes located inside the drum section of the rear brake disks. The worn shoes should be replaced and properly adjusted to correct this issue.

  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    These brakes are junk!, I bought my truck at under 100,000 miles and shortly after the emergency brake quit working. The pedal went right to the floor with absolutely no brakes. Now I'am attempting to do a brake job and the cable outside the backing plate will not come off. Instruction say to "compress" the spring and then pull the cable out of the holder, Well, thats easier said than done! I have tried everything to compress the spring and pull the cable out. There must be a special tool for that job, bad engineering!, if you know of any solution to the problem, I would be greatful if you would share it with me.
    P.S. The original owner had the brakes replaced at 6,000 miles, also, my son has the same truck and his brakes have been bad since he bought it new. I think these vehicles are designed to be DEALER SERVICED ONLY!!!!!
    Thank you in advance, Walt

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  • Visitor, , 151,254 mi

    Parking brake does not hold. ABS and Brake light is on sometimes.

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  • Visitor, , 225,674 mi

    Parking brake is not holding the vehicle as it should. Brake light is on sometimes i think it is because rear brakes needs to be repaired.

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  •  Rookie

    Parking brake doesn't hold the truck when you put it into drive. It just rolls off. It does hold fairly well in reverse. Not fixed, yet.

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