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Hi I am a newbie today. This seamed like a good place to find an answer to a question I have about a recently acquired 09 Crewcab Silverado 2 x 4 LT. A couple of times now when I have been in very slow traffic (exiting parking lot after football game) when I ease the brake as we are crawling along to exit the rear brakes chatter as if the ABS is kicking in or something. They will even drag just a bit after that as well. Once I am on the road there is no problem at all. This does not happen often but last night it seemed to be the worst yet. Any ideas?
Thanks for the help.
 

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I suggest pulling the rear drums and doing a complete inspection of the rear brakes.
 

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That's why I suggested pulling the drums and inspecting them and the brakes. If everything checks out you can eliminate the rear brakes themselves as the cause.
 

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Can't help with the traction light but my brake problem seemed to go away after I removed both rear drums to check for any clues there and found that the right rear was adjusted so tight that I could not pull the drum off. After some delicate persuasion the drum came off, I readjusted the brakes and I have not experienced the problem since. Hope this helps but my traction light was not malfunctioning.
 

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hwserv said:
Can't help with the traction light but my brake problem seemed to go away after I removed both rear drums to check for any clues there and found that the right rear was adjusted so tight that I could not pull the drum off. After some delicate persuasion the drum came off, I readjusted the brakes and I have not experienced the problem since. Hope this helps but my traction light was not malfunctioning.
Thanks. I pulled mine apart yesterday after posting and found nothing wrong besides a thick layer of brake dust on everything. They didn't seem tight like yours, but I loosened the tightening rod a couple clicks anyway. I cleaned the dust out well so we'll see how it goes.
 
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