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1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Disc Brake Pad - Front Akebono - Premium Ceramic Pads

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1996 - Chevrolet Monte Carlo Front
Bendix
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 Disc Brake Pad - Rear Bendix - Bendix CQ

P311-53D2B54    D989  New

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2004 - Chevrolet Express 3500 Rear
Bendix
2009 Chevrolet Express 3500 Disc Brake Pad - Rear Bendix - Bendix CQ

P311-53D2B54    D989  New

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Bendix Disc Brake Pad  Rear
  • Abutment Kit Included Disc Pad Dual rear wheels OE Ceramic
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2009 - Chevrolet Express 3500 Rear
Bendix
1991 Chevrolet Beretta Disc Brake Pad - Front Bendix - Bendix TitaniuMetallic II

P311-517E69C    MKD289  New

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Bendix Disc Brake Pad  Front
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1991 - Chevrolet Beretta Front
Bendix
1994 Chevrolet Lumina Disc Brake Pad - Rear Bendix - Bendix Semi-Metallic

P311-27E2B51    MKD377  New

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1994 - Chevrolet Lumina Rear
Centric
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - C-TEK Metallic Brake Pads

P311-3BD99EC    102.05060  New

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1999 - Chevrolet Cavalier Front
Centric
1992 Chevrolet Lumina APV Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - C-TEK Ceramic Brake Pads

P311-1788DAB    103.05050  New

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1992 - Chevrolet Lumina APV Front
Centric
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - C-TEK Ceramic Brake Pads

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1996 - Chevrolet Cavalier Front
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  • Aggressive friction for frequent high performance street driving and occasional track use.
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2000 - Chevrolet Cavalier Front
Centric
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - StopTech Sport Brake Pads

P311-49098FD    309.05060  New

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Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • StopTech Sport Brake Pads with Shims and Hardware
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  • Aggressive friction for frequent high performance street driving and occasional track use.
Brand: Centric
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1996 - Chevrolet Cavalier Front
Centric
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Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
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1995 - Chevrolet Beretta Front
Centric
1993 Chevrolet Beretta Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - Premium Semi-Met Pads w/Shims

P311-5B9672C    300.05060  New

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Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • Centric Premium Semi-Metallic Brake Pads with Shims and Hardware
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Brand: Centric
Position: Front
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1993 - Chevrolet Beretta Front
Centric
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - Premium Ceramic Pads w/Shims

P311-194C434    301.05060  New

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Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • Centric Premium Ceramic Brake Pads with Shims and Hardware
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  • Centric Parts Premium Brake Pads provide superior stopping power and reliability for passenger cars and light duty trucks. Centric Parts engineers have worked with leading brake pad manufacturers to develop two application specific friction compounds that combine improved stopping performance and reduced noise under braking. Centric Premium Brake Pads are installation ready with High Performance Shims attached and feature O.E. style gas slots and chamfers to optimize braking performance especially in repeat stop situations. Centric Premium Ceramic Brake Pad compounds produce little brake dust and provide longer service than other brake pad formulas.
Brand: Centric
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2000 - Chevrolet Cavalier Front
Monroe
1997 Chevrolet Lumina Disc Brake Pad - Rear Monroe - Monroe Brakes Total Solution Semi-Metallic Brake Pads

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Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
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1997 - Chevrolet Lumina Rear
Monroe
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Disc Brake Pad - Rear Monroe - Monroe Brakes Total Solution Semi-Metallic Brake Pads

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  • Monroe Brakes Total Solution Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
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Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
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1999 - Chevrolet Monte Carlo Rear
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Performance Friction Disc Brake Pad  Rear
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  • .10 PFC CarbonMetallic© High Performance Extended Life formulation offers upgraded durability, increased longevity, and quieter operation for fleet, towing, and medium duty applications as well as performance sportscar specific applications. Carbon Metallic© delivers better performance than the OE. Stops Quieter, Stops Quicker, and Lasts Longer than any other pad. PFC CarbonMetallic© unique friction material meets all environmental standards and contains no cancer-causing ceramic fibers, no copper, no antimony, no asbestos, no lead, no cadmium, no chromium, and no potassium titanate. Multi-Layer(tm) technology allows for lower noise, lower dust, and longer pad and rotor life while eliminating a soft or mushy pedal. PFC CarbonMetallic© brake pad formula is the best on the market, providing you with the quietest and best performing everyday disc pads.
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1988 - Chevrolet C60 C6D042 United States Rear
Performance Friction
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Performance Friction Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • 225 CARBON METALLIC HIGH PERFORMANCE EXTENDED LIFE
  • Product Attributes:
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    • Pad Material: Carbon Metallic
  • .10 PFC CarbonMetallic© High Performance Extended Life formulation offers upgraded durability, increased longevity, and quieter operation for fleet, towing, and medium duty applications as well as performance sportscar specific applications. Carbon Metallic© delivers better performance than the OE. Stops Quieter, Stops Quicker, and Lasts Longer than any other pad. PFC CarbonMetallic© unique friction material meets all environmental standards and contains no cancer-causing ceramic fibers, no copper, no antimony, no asbestos, no lead, no cadmium, no chromium, and no potassium titanate. Multi-Layer(tm) technology allows for lower noise, lower dust, and longer pad and rotor life while eliminating a soft or mushy pedal. PFC CarbonMetallic© brake pad formula is the best on the market, providing you with the quietest and best performing everyday disc pads.
Brand: Performance Friction
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1990 - Chevrolet C60 C6D042 United States Front

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu won't start

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Question From Big Sam on 2003 Chevrolet Malibu won't start

I have a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu that won't start. When the key is turned to the start position the motor just turns over. I the mean time none of the gauges registers. When the gauges do finally register the motor will turn over and start. It takes some time for these gauges to register so thqt the vehicle can start. I need help.

Response From Discretesignals

Could be a faulty ignition switch. You'll have to check for power to and after the switch on the circuits that are powered up in the start position.

Response From Big Sam

Supposly the switch was changed by a mechanic but I somehow doubt that this was done are you saying that I should try something say the turn signal while the gauges are not responding?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Brake lights or hazards should stay operational - not sure of other items in this case,

T

1976 Chevrolet Blinker Problem

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Question From TravisH on 1976 Chevrolet Blinker Problem

I wanted to ask and see what someone could thinks about this. Yesterday the back tail lights were not working the front ones were very dim looked and noticed a blown fuse replaced it now the front blinkers are nice and bright as should be brake lights now work but the tail lights both blink right and left at same time like emergency were on the front works as suppose to just rear. Not sure if it's the switch or a relay.
Thankyou;
Travis

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Travis - give us more of a chance than it's a 76 Chevy! There are a lot of models.


Some clue - truck, has trailer wiring too - anything more?


T

Response From kev2

SWAG check rear double element bulbs (1157) a bad element will cause feedback and blinking on other circuit...

Response From TravisH Top Rated Answer

Would you explain what is double element bulbs not familiar with those.
Thankyou
Travis

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Bulbs can have two filiments, one for brighter light the other for dimmer light in same bulb.


Both trailers and about all US vehicles for 1976 would use 1157 which has two filament. The other with one is 1156 like for back up lights.


The sockets mess up as the two filament bulbs light with two contacts, the single ones with one. Both use a ground usually the side of the sockets all sockets in question at this age. and 30 - 40 years younger too.


If you put a single filament bulb in a two filament socket you then connect both. If so in that case when either has power it puts power to the other and it all goes funky on you.


Trailer wiring frequently taps into brake light power and turn signals - same bulb different color wire, running light power and a ground wire for standard 4 wire trailer lighting. All places for things to mess up,


T

Response From TravisH

Thankyou, for the help with the bulbs after going over they checked out right. On the trailer wiring started looking at it and noticed at where you plug the trailer harness into one wire is hanging loose where the one male prong on the plug. Now I'm not sure if it should be that way or makes any difference. While under the rear of the truck the electrical tape covering the wires at connections wasn't on good looked like there was some corrosion. Start looking at that later. Any more advice will be appreciated.
Thankyou
TravisH

Response From Tom Greenleaf

It's not supposed to hang the trailer wiring plug - that was added probably to correct wires. Standard 4 prong should be 3 females, one is left blinker and brake light both (yellow) , one is for the right (green) one is for running lights (brown) the exposed one should be white for GROUND and the opposite for matching trailer - a standard.


How that's hacked in most of the time is the problem to check for. While there do the wires up right. Hang harness so it can't harm itself just because you are there.


It can be the problem but IMO more likely a socket on truck. Heck it's a 1976 - could be anything about now,


T

Response From TravisH

I wanted to Thankyou for your input on my blinkers problem on my 1976 chevy p/u found the problem turned out wires were brunt when at some point some exhaust work was done I mean burnt bare and touching one another causining the short making both tail lights blink simultaneously.
Another question what would cause the running lights not work they work for brief time till the accessory fuse burns out it also causes the blinkers to be real dim till the fuse blows. The dash lights don't work ether I know there is a short somewhere but need some input on a few places to look or other causes. Appreciate the help have a good 4th.

Travis;

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Glad you found it. As for dash lights just how much wiring was burned for lighting at all? Pretty sure plain running lights crossed with power anywhere they would come on or vs versa blow a fuse trying to empower the wrong lights or dead to ground.


Seems like plain wire being held in place in loom out of harm's way should be inspected and corrected. Still don't trust trailer wiring as that was probably added not a feature that came with a '76 truck or wired separately OE - same wires and how tapped into always a weak spot,


T

Response From TravisH

Quite a bit of the wiring was burnt thought bad in one spot for about 2" could still be more on down just haven't found it yet. Your right about powering up where it shouldn't just have to keep looking.

Thankyou;
Travis

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Yes - if just a "running light" wire is trying to power up more power used by another it would and should blow a fuse.


Wiring mess. IDK - if you can take all the covering off it can be replaced with protective like a mine vacuum cleaner hose stuff with a split to put wires in for lack of the right word.


Get some shrink wrap for wire if you find a bare spot cut it there, splice with solder and cover it up with shrink wrap then tape if you wish then back in place out of harm's way.


Good automotive wire is a pest to find in just small amounts. Home centers maybe? While at one they are now carrying another fav product parts outlets usually don't which is "liquid Electrical Tape" a brush in cap stuff that really seals out moisture well. Use fast or whole little bottle will begin to harden if cap off too long.


Good old truck IMO and family owned many versions. Worth some effort if not a real mess,


T

Response From TravisH

That's what seems to be going on powering up taking power from the blinkers till there dim until the fuse blows then returning to normal. Where do you get liquid electrical tape I've heard of it but never used it. Looking for shorts can be tricky.
Thankyou;
Travis

Response From Tom Greenleaf

These products aren't short cuts the make repairs last. Have a "Liquid Tape" in front of me from Home Depot. Now in different colors even.
4 oz plastic bottle is about $5 bucks - just handy stuff anyway. It resists oils and dang near fuel tolerant too so doesn't wash away, stays flexible and is electrical insulation - no shorts thru it to something else.


I wouldn't use that as the only product just on top of finished splices once known working. If you choose to strip and crimp stuff, wire nuts and not real solder splices this should maximize life of even that way.
Exposed wires really shouldn't be left to any chance of moisture or rubbing again once spliced or a section of wire added seal the connections is all I'm saying on that,


T

Response From TravisH

Dear Mr Greenleaf:

Thankyou for all your help with my electrical problem on my 1976 chevrolet truck got lined out blinkers. running lights, dash lights. Blinkers were shorting and blinking at the same due to welding on the tailpipe burning up the wires I beleave I already mentioned this, after going over the running light and dash lights circuit it turned out to be the two 4 amp fuses. Even though they checked good when I installed new fuses started working right installed a couple new dash bulbs as well now works. Took your advice and used liquid electrical tape and used wire nuts instead of but connectors never liked them kind of contrary. You also gave advice to me on a carburator trouble on this truck as well idling too fast it turned out to be a disconnected vacuum line that I couldn't see right off. Any way appreciate all the help and advice know were to come for question have a good evening.

Sincerely;
Travis

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Sounds good Travis, happy to hear things are working out.
The liquid tape stuff is a staple of mine for assorted things great to seal water out of a wiring connection is just one great purpose.


Just on fuses: Use a plain test light on fuses when the circuit should be on test for power at both sides not just looks of a fuse as they don't all just classic burn out and see it.


I'll close out thread as solved. You may ask any moderator to reopen upon request or start another thread for another issue,


Tom

Response From TravisH

Apologies it is a 1976 chevrolet p/u and it does have trailer lights hook up wiring. It does not have a hitch recover just a trailer ball on bumper.
Thankyou
Travis

2008 Chevrolet Aveo - Brake Issues Help needed!

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Question From jonrowe81 on 2008 Chevrolet Aveo - Brake Issues Help needed!

Everyone,

I have a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo, and I've been having some major issues with what seems like the brakes. 50% of the time the car drives fine. The other 50% it feels like the brakes are grabbing and it's literally like i'm driving with my foot halfway down on the breaks. The car will get close to redlining and will shift VERY late (obviously since it's fighting as if i'm pressing down on the break). I don't think it's transmission issues. When the car drives perfectly, there's a bit of delay when I press the brakes but they work perfectly...but when it's driving badly I barely touch the brake pedal and it grabs almost like i've slammed my foot into the floorboard.

Sometimes it's not that bad, others it's really bad and I can't go any faster than 20-30mph. When it's bad, i get out of the car and it smells really bad.

I took it to the auto mechanic that I trust and he did about $500 worth of what seems like really maintenance (complete flush of brake fluid system, changed the wheel cylinders in the rear)

I'm at a loss...but need some help.

One thing i've noticed is that every once in a while the car will get stuck in park and will NOT release from Park without me pushing something into the notch by the gear shift to release from Park. i've read a few things online saying that this is caused by the brake switch going out and is relatively an easy fix/not expensive. Could it be that that brake switch is out, and while i'm driving it's shutting down as if it were in park and it's fighting itself?

As you can tell, i'm mechanically dumb. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Response From GC

Sounds like brake system issue and not trans or brake switch. Has anything foreign been introduced to the hydraulic system (I.E. Has someone put the wrong fluid in the reservoir)? Can you isolate the problem to a particular wheel? Does it pull when it grabs, is one side or wheel wearing more than others?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

I'd suspect as GC just pointed out if one wheel is really grabbing, pulling and since you smell it likely so. That wheel should (careful checking) feel warm or way too hot right at the wheel.


Flexible brake hoses are high on the list for causing that by not releasing brake pressure back to master cylinder. Proof is finding a wheel stuck while hoisted and quick release of some brake fluid at bleeder if it releases right do replace both for that axle for a front and may only use one for both rears - not sure if one each wheel or not at the moment. If one rear some cars will not pull much vs fronts are more obvious,


T

2000 Cavalier Wiring?

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Question From Caleb on 2000 Cavalier Wiring?

I have a 2000 Chevrolet cavalier Z24. The brake lights and turn signals don't work. Headlights and tail lights are fine. Replaced fuses and works fine until car is put in drive. Any suggestions as to where to start looking for the problem? Thanks

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Lots of guessing here but check out the brake light switch, Tom

Response From FrankInTucson Top Rated Answer

What is necessary to replace the brake light switch? Thanks for your help in advance

Frank

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Your car is kind of new for that failure but I've seen anything at any time. Switch should have two wires to it and be involved with your brake pedal - duh. Just make sure and double check if you take it out the the brake pedal is safely back with any clips or cotter keys holding it in place. They are not expensive and you could check it with a test light - no rocket science - power on one side and out on the other with brake pressure. PLEASE USE ALL CAUTION TO HAVE IT BACK TOGETHER!

Response From DanD

Just looking at a couple of wiring diagrams and from what I can see here is that two different fuses protect the turn signals and the stoplights. One ten amp for the turn and back up lights, then a twenty-amp fuse for the stop and hazard light. They both feed the combination turn/hazard light flasher. Not knowing which fuse you’re replacing, I’m not sure where to tell you to look first.
If by chance it’s the ten-amp fuse that could explain why the fuse blew again after you shifted gears, there maybe a short to ground in the back up light circuit.
Try it again this time check if the fuse blows after you move the shifter through its gears.
Dan.

Response From motorheadII

A little clarification, please. You had blown fuses, replaced them, and the brake and ts lights worked fine until you put it in drive. Right? It then blew the fuses again? Does putting it in drive blow the fuse or is it the depressing of the brake pedal beforehand? Pin it down for us, please.

Response From Caleb

Not sure....I just know that lights didn't work so replaced blown fuses, they then worked while in park, checked both turn signals, and brake lights worked fine...... Then when got in to drive wouldn't work . So I guess it blows the fuses while driving????????? I did research and found the 2000 cavalier has a problem with the ignition switch and was recalled in 2004. Not sure if my car had the recall taken care of. Bought it used. Don't know if they are related in anyway or not.

Power Steering and Brakes

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Question From Guest on Power Steering and Brakes

So last night i was delivering this trailer in my Chevrolet Express 15 passenger van. When i get to the place and go to park the trailer my power steering stops working. and it takes a whole lot more effort to make the brakes work... almost like the vacuum line in the brakes broke...
the fluids are all fine... but im stumped. why would both go at the same time?

Response From steve01832 Top Rated Answer

If you have the 4.3 liter engine the brake assist comes off of the power steering. If you look behind the master cylinder you won't see the traditional round brake booster. It is one of GM's "better" designs. You should first check the power steering belt tension. If it's ok, then the pump may have failed.

Steve

Response From DanD

Oh Yea. I can just about picture what has happened to the system.
Like Steve said the power brakes on these vans use what is called hydra boost that the power brake assist comes from the power steering pump.
Why; because there’s a chance that under heavy load the engine will not make enough vacuum to run the vacuum power brake system if it were used.
These vans also have variable rate steering: EVO (electronic variable orifice) is its official name. Meaning that at lower speeds the steering can be turned with one finger for ease of parking lot manoeuvres: once above a certain speed the power steering assist is lowered making the steering wheel harder to move; giving better road feel.
With all this going on the poor power steering pump is working its arse off because it’s a positive displacement pump; in other words the pump, pumps as hard as it can all the time.
With EVO they restrict the fluid flow to the steering gear which makes the pump’s internal pressures soar and the effort to turn the pump go through the roof.
The end result is the pump’s driveshaft breaks because of all this effort to turn it.
The first one I came across you couldn’t see a physical problem with the pump, the pulley or belt; everything looked normal and in place.
What happen’s is the pump’s driveshaft breaks inside; behind the seal and the thing doesn’t produce any pressure.
Take the belt off and you’ll likely be able to pull the pulley and a portion of the pump’s driveshaft right out the end of the pump.
Dan.

Just rereading this; damn I’m long winded LOL but I didn’t know how else to explain what has likely happened.