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Danger! Chevy/ GMC truck owners need to read

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by integrityman, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. ma71t

    ma71t LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Yup...... Already replaced them on my 01. Its under the driver seat area where they run along the top of the frame rail. All the road gunk just sits on top and rots them out. Just actually blasted both my 07 under carriages with fluid film so well see how that goes.
  2. JDGlandscape

    JDGlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 506

    It does happen to all makes, but not even close to as much as that era of chevys. It is a very known problem with those. I have a 13 year old truck in central nh and im on the original ones with 170K on both of my trucks. My neighbor has two of those chevys an his son has one and they both have had to replace the lines twice each since theyve had them. My dad is a mechanic and he replaces them all the time
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  3. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    If that truck were 3 years old that would be on GM. But it's almost 13 years old, and brake system inspection is part of basic maintenance. It's probably in your manual. It's on you. Lesson learned, inspect your brake lines.
  4. turtle

    turtle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    I'll throw out my opinion. I'm sure I'll get ripped to shreds but here goes. In Ct the state uses Calcium Chloride which causes rust, alot of the towns and contractors use treated salts which are stickier and some claim to attack rust.
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    Same thing happened on my '95 Chevy last year with 160k on it.
  6. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    My Dodge has 110K on it. Ford has 128K and is in better shape mechanically than the Dodge.

    JLSLLC LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,387

    glad your alright and got it fixed, common problem here! I gotta do mine next!
  8. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,519

    The 99-01 silverados and im guessing the sierras are a ******* joke. My dads rocker panels are rotted away, break lines have ruptured, beds rusted to ****. We are no longer able to get it inspected in pa. Its a shame a 40 thousand dollar truck is now rendered worthless. Best part is my dad would wash it after every snow storm or salt spreading. Never plowed or salted. My 85 dodge which I wash twice a yeAR Is in 20x better shape tahn my dads 99 silverado. I got less rust and never had a blow break line.

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