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Brake lines rusted...blow out!!!

Re: Brake lines rusted...blow out!!!

Postby chevellemark » May 26 2012, 7:51pm

I'm just letting people know what to expect when drive these trucks.I wish i knew before i bought mine. Someone is going to get hurt from brakes failing on these trucks because of poor quality lines.When someone spends the kind of money they sell them for, the lines should be at least stainless steel as it doesn't cost that much more for them to make them safe.And people should know about the rusty backing plates issue as well before there emergency brake pads jam up and cause a bad accident. I've always been a chevy man as i have many older cars and trucks.I was driving chevys when you were in diepers and have worked for one of the big 3 for 34 years.My 36 olds still has the same backing plates that came on it new without rusting out.
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Re: Brake lines rusted...blow out!!!

Postby PMEDIC9 » Jul 02 2012, 11:32pm

My truck had it's Brake line from the ABS to rear connector changed out today and they put a new copper line in. It had rotted out at the rear connector and went bad while I was transporting 5 kids in my vehicle. I was lucky it failed on my street and I was traveling under 10 mph. The brake went soft and the brake lamp can on the failure was above the back plate and not a visible area so I had no idea it was that bad. The mechanic also stated it had heavy rust in an area along side the gas tank. I live in the snow belt but my vehicle gets washed all the time including the undercarrage summer and winter. I am also going to file with the NTHSA.
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Re: Brake lines rusted...blow out!!!

Postby ASTE25 » Jul 03 2012, 7:39am

I would immediatly have that replacement line they installed changed with a steel line. You never use copper on a brake system. It will "work harden" and crack.
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Re: Brake lines rusted...blow out!!!

Postby PMEDIC9 » Jul 03 2012, 3:57pm

I was told that this line is an alloy not all copper and is new and suppose to outlive the vehicle if it lasts 50 years. it is what a large company Midas installed for me. I'm post surgery and can't spend time under my truck for another month or so. I would be surprised if a company this large would sell anything unsafe however there are many people who know a lot more than me and if anyone could explain more about this I'm all ears because I want the safest truck possible. Thanks for any further input.
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Re: Brake lines rusted...blow out!!!

Postby ASTE25 » Jul 03 2012, 6:11pm

Never heard of it, but if it was something made specificly for brake line I guess it will be ok. I was just picturing a completely copper tube bursting when you put the brakes on.
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Re: Brake lines rusted...blow out!!!

Postby lubelizard » Jul 22 2012, 1:31pm

Recent 03 Sierra owner, and I've noticed the tubing corrosion issue from looking at other 00-03 GMCs before choosing this one. Little surface rust on mine, but I am taking care of that to prevent a future problem. One 2001 Sierra I looked at had so much rust rot on the brake lines within the engine bay, I ran the other way. Not just surface rust where you can wipe it with your hand and see if there's pitting, but thick nasty rust pitting. I was very surprised to see this. A vehicle that is 10 years old, regardless of where it's being driven, should not rust like this in such a critical area. This is an example of short sighted executives saving a few dollars now and taking it in the rump on a class action down the road after they've moved on to another company to destroy. Having an MBA does not automatically imbue an individual with wisdom or common sense.
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Re: Brake lines rusted...blow out!!!

Postby dirtybird819 » Jul 22 2012, 6:26pm

I've had to replace another line since then. It was the line from the BPMV rear input that goes to the furthest output forward on the master. Old line still looks good.
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Re: Brake lines rusted...blow out!!!

Postby MSUPKR » Aug 04 2012, 4:54am

This happen to me this afternoon I was at a red light and the brake line blew out right near the BCM. I happened to be right next a repair shop which was lucky for me because I was 20 miles from my apt. and just moved to IL and I don't know anyone.
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Postby SilveradoZ-71 » Aug 04 2012, 5:10am

The wife had the exact same thing happen to our 02 Tahoe, rusted right into! Luckily she was in the driveway when it happened! We had bought the truck used and she just had to have it, well I had seen a little rust underneath but apperantly it was more than I thought! I repaired the brake lines and we traded in on a 07 model after owning it for 3 years after the repair ( had 225k on it ).
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Re: Brake lines rusted...blow out!!!

Postby Drolds72 » Aug 05 2012, 9:52pm

I had this happen on my old 1993. Scared the crap out of me at highway speeds. When I got under to inspect, the outside of the lines really did not look that bad, considering MN winters ect... I was wondering if there was enough moisture in the lines to rot them from the inside out? I am pretty sure I never flushed the lines on that truck regularly, like I do to my vehicles now.
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