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We have info for following modifications of 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500

  • 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7 V8 GAS, CID:350, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:350, Engine VIN:, Desg:R
  • 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5 V8 DIESEL, CID:395, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:395, Engine VIN:, Desg:F
  • 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 8.1 V8 GAS, CID:496, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:496, Engine VIN:, Desg:G

BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Kelsey-Hayes -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1997 Astro -> 1997 C & K Series -> 1997 G-Series -> 1997 P-Series -> 1997 S & T Series -> 1997-99 -> 1997-99 Except 1999 Sierra & Silverado -> 1997-99 G Van & P Series -> 1998 Astro -> 1998 C & K Series -> 1998 G-Series -> 1998 P-Series -> 1998 S & T Series -> 1999 Astro -> 1999 C & K Series Except Sierra & Silverado -> 1999 G-Series -> 1999 P-Series -> 1999 S & T Series -> 1999 Sierra & Silverado -> 2000 Astro -> 2000 C & K Series except Sierra, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe & Yukon -> 2000 G-Series -> 2000 S & T Series -> 2000 Sierra -> 2000 Silverado -> 2000 Suburban -> 2000 Tahoe -> 2000 Yukon -> 2000-01 -> 2000-01 G Van -> 2001 Astro -> 2001 C & K Series -> 2001 G-Series -> 2001 S & T Series -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Astro, Safari & S & T Series -> C & K Series -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Connector Pin ID -> Diagnostic Process -> Diagnostic Tests -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> Enhanced Diagnostics -> G Van & P Series -> Intermittents & Poor Connections -> Temperature Vs. Resistance -> Wiring Diagrams
Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7 V8 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) can only be read by connecting a suitably programmed scan tool to the Data Link Connector (DLC) and following the tool manufacturer instructions.

Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation

Refer to Figs. and , for Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) interpretation.

Wiring Diagrams

Refer "Wiring Diagrams" in "Vehicle Systems"

Connector Pin ID

On 2000 S & T Series only, ensure correct anti-lock brake system connector pin identifications are used.

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Diagnostic Process

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> Delco Single Piston Sliding Caliper -> Troubleshooting -> Brake Rattle -> Brake Roughness Or Chatter; Pedal Pumping -> Caliper Brake Fluid Leak -> Excessive Pedal Effort -> Excessive Pedal Travel -> Heavy Brake Drag -> No Braking Effect When Brake Pedal Is Depressed -> Pull, Uneven Or Grabbing Brakes -> Rear Brakes Locking On Application
Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7 V8 GAS

Excessive Pedal Travel

  • Worn brake linings.
  • Disc pads knock back after cornering or rough road travel.
  • Piston and linings not properly seated or positioned.
  • Insufficient fluid in system.
  • Loose wheel bearing adjustment.
  • Damaged or worn caliper piston seal.
  • Improper booster pushrod adjustment.
  • Pads out of flat more than .005 inch.
  • Rear brake automatic adjusters inoperative.
  • Improperly ground rear brake shoes.

Brake Roughness Or Chatter; Pedal Pumping

  • Excessive lateral runout of rotor.
  • Rotor excessively out of parallel.

Excessive Pedal Effort

  • Frozen or seized pistons.
  • Brake fluid, oil or grease on ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Power Brake Units -> Delco Brake Booster -> Troubleshooting -> Brakes Grab -> Hard Pedal -> Slow Or No Release
Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 8.1 V8 GAS

Hard Pedal

  • Internal vacuum leak.
  • Faulty control valve.
  • Broken or damaged hydraulic brake lines.
  • Collapsed or damaged vacuum hose.
  • Plugged or loose vacuum fitting.
  • Bad stud welds on front or rear housing on power head.
  • Faulty booster diaphragm.
  • Restricted air filter element.
  • Worn or distorted reaction plate or levers.
  • Cracked or broken pow...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Power Brake Units -> Delco Brake Booster -> Description -> Operation -> Single Diaphragm Type -> Tandem (Dual) Diaphragm Type
Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5 V8 DIESEL

In order to properly service power brake systems, a thorough understanding of the various power assist systems is necessary. These systems provide a mechanical assist, acting to increase the force applied to the master cylinder piston by the driver while decreasing the effort necessary to obtain acceptable stopping performance. Two basic types of power assist mechanisms are used: vacuum assist diaphragm assemblies which use engine vacuum and in some cases vacuum from an external vacuum pump, and hydraulic assist assemblies which use hydraulic pressure developed by an external pump (...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Power Brake Units -> Bendix Brake Booster -> Precautions -> Battery Ground Cable
Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5 V8 DIESEL

Battery Ground Cable

Prior to service, dis...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Drum Brakes -> Brake Service -> Astro, Bravada, S & T Series & Safari -> Aztek -> C & K Series -> Duo-Servo -> G Series -> Installation -> Montana, Silhouette, Trans Sport & Venture -> P Series -> Removal -> Single-Servo -> Tracker
Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7 V8 GAS

C & K Series

Duo-Servo
Removal
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Mark relationship of wheel to hub, then remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • On models equipped with full-floating axles, remove hub and drum assembly as described in "Drive Axles."
  • On models equipped with semi-floating axles, proceed as follows:
    • Install pin into park brake lever.
    • Mark relationship of drum to axle.
    • Remove rear brake drum retainers, as required.
    • Remove rear brake drum.
  • On all models, remove return springs and shoe guide, Fig. .
  • Remove brake hold down springs and pins.
  • Disconnect actuator lever and pivot.
  • Remove lever return spri...

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