June 21, 2012I`ve looked throughout the forums and couldn`t find this subject in anyone of them. I trying to find out how to properly/safely remove the brake pedal. My brake pedal shakes from side to side when I go over bumps and can hear it shake. It doesn`t affect any safety aspect of braking and stopping the truck. I think it might be missing a spacer of some kind that keeps it secure from any movement. I have a 2001 Z71 Silverado Ext.
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July 8, 2012Haven`t done this recently, but the last time I did , there was a clip that fit into a groove near the end of the pivot pin and went over the end of the pin. A small screwdriver lifted the retainer tang and allowed it to slide off the pin. The the pin just pushed out.
I`ve seen both plastic and bronze bushings on these. Either one needs some lubricant to prevent wear, if your pedal is loose, it`s probably because the bushing is worn out or the pin is worn. Once the pin is out, it can be inspected for wear. If the pin appears to be in good shape, remove the bushings and check them. You might need a micrometer to accurately measure the wear. When I changed my Camaro from an automatic to a stick, I had to buy them for the clutch pedal I added, so they should be available.
It`s also possible the support assembly is spread too far, which allows the pedal to slide sideways. If it`s not broken, it should be possible to shim it to take up some of the space and minimize movement. If you do this, be sure to leave enough play so the pedal doesn`t bind up. This could prevent application or release of the brakes, neither on is a good thing!!