- Oct 16, 2003
- '96 Torch Red LT4
I have a 96 LT4 with brake problems. 60,00 miles. The pedal is soft with poor stopping power. I can feel the pedal slowly drop off the last two inches like the master cylinder had a leak. Then the pedal gets firm. Because the 95 and 96 has a different braking system and requires special equipment to bleed it, I decided to take it to a Chevrolet dealership to have the work done. After dropping it off, they gave me a call and said I needed a Power brake booster. I told them to replace it and flush the brake system. They did that and told me I needed a new master cylinder. I told them to replace it. They did that and told me it was ready. I paid $1227 for their work. I drove it two blocks and returned to the dealership. I told them that the brakes were the same as when I brought it in for repair. No change. The shop manager drove it and said the rotors and brake pads were glazed. He made that diagnosis without looking a the rotors and brake pads. I left the car there. They pulled the wheels and miked the rotors. They could be turned. They did that and replaced the brake pads. They flushed the brake lines again. In fact, he said they did it twice more. I am ready!!! Picked up the car and paid $436 for the brake work. Drove two blocks again and returned to the dealership. No change in the brakes from the 1st time I brought it in. The maintenance manager said that there is nothing more that they can do to it. I sure feel like they saw me coming with a wad of money. Big time. I have a car that with bad brakes and I'm out over $1600. I know there are some experts on this forum that has the answer. Somewhere. I'm guessing the problem lies somewhere in the ABS/ASR system. Can anyone help point me in the right direction??