Chevrolet K2500 Suburban Parts And Chevrolet K2500 Suburban Accessories
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The Chevrolet K2500 Suburban is a one of the staple full-size sports utility vehicles that you can find rolling on the streets of United States. In fact, the Suburban is considered to be the longest automobile nameplate that has been used on a vehicle. With the kind of performance expected from a 4x4, the Suburban gets a generous amount of power from a huge V8 block. Its horsepower and torque ratings only merit one thingthe massive vehicle needs brakes that are capable of countering that much momentum. The answer to that is the use of good power brakes.
Automotive brakes systems operate by applying friction to counter the momentum of the moving wheels. When dealing with this area of concern, you will have to factor in the mass of the vehicle and its engine output. These things determine how much pressure and friction are needed to reduce the speed of the rolling machine. As for the Chevy Suburban, you have to consider a curb weight close to 6,000 lbs being moved by 230 horses and 385 lb-ft of torque. That is a lot of force to handle once the vehicle runs and gains a considerable amount of speed.
To be able to handle the beast, a stronger brake system is integrated into the Suburban. This is why a power brake system is most often used in huge powerful vehicles. It uses hydraulics to activate the calipers when you step on the brake pedal. As you depress the pedal, force goes through the booster and amplifies the pressure. The force is then transmitted to the master cylinder where the brake fluid is compressed and directed through the brake lines to activate the brakes themselves.
One of the most common problems that happen to the Chevy Suburban is the fluid leak in its hydro-boost unit. This can be noticed in the area where the master cylinder and brake booster are joined together. The fluid creeps out of the system often dirtying the components and space near the firewall. When this happens, the Suburban tends to have a harder time stopping. Braking gets even trickier once the system gets hot. When you encounter this problem, park your Suburban in your garage until it gets fixed. Driving with ineffective brakes can be very dangerous. You can do a few things to solve this problem. There is the option of having it replaced with a new one or using an alternative, which is a vacuum booster. Another fix can be applying gasket sealer on the gaps where the fluid seems to be leaking out.
You can reduce the chances of encountering this problem by practicing regular vehicle maintenance. You can do this by constantly checking and tuning up your brakes. Improving your driving habits also have a positive impact in the condition and lifespan of your brake components.