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We have info for following modifications of 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0 V8 GAS, CID:364, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:364, Engine VIN:, Desg:U
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6 V8 DIESEL, CID:400, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:400, Engine VIN:, Desg:1
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1 V8 GAS, CID:496, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:496, Engine VIN:, Desg:G

BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Description -> Hydraulic Control Valves -> Master Cylinder
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6 V8 DIESEL

Master Cylinder

Some vehicles use a conventional tandem master cylinder with two hydraulic pistons operating in-line. The primary piston controls the front brake system and the secondary piston controls the rear brake system.

Other models use a master cylinder that operates the same as the conventional master cylinder, but also incorporates a quick take-up feature in the rear chamber to reduce excessive pedal travel which may result from increased fluid displacement required to move the low drag caliper piston out against the rotor.

The quick take-up uses a spring-loaded ball check val...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Power Brake Units -> Bendix Brake Booster -> Troubleshooting -> Accumulator Leak-Down, System Does Not Hold Charge -> Grabby Brakes Or Booster Chatters/Pedal Vibrates -> Slow Brake Pedal Return
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1 V8 GAS

Slow Brake Pedal Return

  • Excessive seal friction in booster.
  • Faulty spool action.
  • Restriction in return line from booster to pump reservoir.
  • Damaged input rod end.

Grabby Brakes Or Booster Chatters/Pedal Vibrates

  • Faulty spool action caused by contamination in sys...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Power Brake Units -> Bendix Brake Booster -> Power Brake Unit Service -> Accumulator Service -> Assemble -> Booster Bleed -> Cleaning & Inspection -> Disassemble
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1 V8 GAS

Disassemble

  • Place accumulator compressor tool No. J-26889, or equivalent, around end of accumulator.
  • Install nut onto stud as in. Fig. , then depress accumulator with a C-clamp.
  • Remove retainer by using a punch.
  • Release C-clamp and remove accumulator compressor tool.
  • Remove accumulator, O-ring, retainer, plug and spring,. Fig. .
  • Remove retainer, output pushrod, baffle, piston return spring and retainer.
  • Cut off eyelet of pedal rod, then remove boot.
  • Remove nut, bracket and bolts, then separate cover from housing.
  • Remove piston assembly and seals.
  • Remove spool valve, then the accu...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Component Service -> Assemble -> Bendix Master Cylinder -> Delco Master Cylinder -> Disassemble -> Tracker Master Cylinder -> Wheel Cylinder
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1 V8 GAS

Delco Master Cylinder

When performing the following procedures, refer to. Figs. and , noting that the composite reservoir may vary in design.

Disassemble
  • Remove master cylinder from vehicle.
  • Remove reservoir cover and diaphragm. Discard old brake fluid in reservoir.
  • Inspect cover and diaphragm. Replace if cut, cracked or deformed.
  • Remove fluid level switch and proportioning valve assembly, if equipped.
  • Depress primary piston and remove lock ring.
  • Plug primary fluid outlet (outlet nearest to cowl when master cylinder is installed), then apply compressed air into secondary fluid outlet...

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Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Drum Brakes -> Adjustments -> Astro, Bravada, S & T Series & Safari -> Automatic Apply Parking Brakes -> Aztek, Montana, Rendezvous, Silhouette, Trans Sport, Vue & Venture -> C & K Series -> Control Rod -> Express, Savana & P Series -> Lever Type -> Manual Parking Brake -> Optional Method -> Pedal Type -> Propeller Shaft Type -> Service Brake -> Standard Method -> Tracker
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1 V8 GAS

Service Brake

These brakes have self-adjusting shoe mechanisms that ensure correct lining-to-drum clearances at all times. The automatic adjusters operate only when the brakes are applied as the vehicle is moving rearward or when the vehicle comes to an uphill stop.

Although the brakes are self-adjusting, an initial adjustment is required after the brake shoes have been relined or replaced, or when the length of the adjusting screw has been changed during some other service operation.

Frequent usage of an automatic transmission forward range to halt reverse vehicle motion may prevent t...

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Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Adjustments -> Height Sensing Proportioning Valve
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0 V8 GAS

Height Sensing Proportioning Valve

The height sensing proportioning valve must be adjusted whenever the valve and/or linkage is disassembled or removed for service. In addition, adjustment should be inspected if excessive front wheel lock-up is experienced with a lower than desired brake application rate when vehicle is at or near maximum GVWR.

  • Raise and support vehicle, leave wheels on and allow axle to hang freely.
  • Remove lever retaining nut and disconnect lever from valve shaft,. Fig. .
  • Rotate valve shaft to permit installation of correct adjustment gauge,. Fig. , ensure D shaped hol...

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