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Posts Tagged: Chevy Colorado

Brakes grabbing Colorado Canyon pickup

My brakes grab on my Colorado Canyon pickup GM reports a problem with the rear brake shoes glazing over and grabbing or dragging against the brake drum. The self adjusters are to blame. GM has come out with a replacement star wheel adjuster for the left side only (part #19133371). On the right side, GM wants you to use a high speed grinder (like a Dremel) with a cut off wheel and cut off every other tooth on the star wheel. Then reassemble and adjust the shoes. How long has GM … Read More

Grabbing brakes — Chevrolet and GMC Trucks

Why my brakes grab on my Chevrolet/GMC truck Owners of 2005-07 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks may notice Grabbing brakes that grab or lock up on the first few applications after sitting. The problem is related to high spots or glazing on the rear brake drums. Turn the drums and re-install to correct the problem.   © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

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