2014 Caprice PPV - YouTube Project Car

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Re: 2014 Caprice PPV - YouTube Project Car

Post by cerbomark » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:31 pm

Very nice video s. I had already done mine and used the same pads and rotors( not drilled like you used.) What a nice smooth quiet setup it turned out to be. Thanks.
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Re: 2014 Caprice PPV - YouTube Project Car

Post by rcg530 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:34 pm

cerbomark wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Very nice video s. I had already done mine and used the same pads and rotors( not drilled like you used.) What a nice smooth quiet setup it turned out to be. Thanks.
After completing the break-in (bedding) procedure and getting a few miles on these rotors/pads, what an improvement! I performed a brake bleed/flush afterwards and now the brake pedal feels like it should! I've used these same rotors on my Chevy SSR pickup with good results as well.
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Re: 2014 Caprice PPV - YouTube Project Car

Post by Mooseman » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:37 pm

I was first surprised you could find the parking brake shoes locally but then I checked and they are pretty common on several models like Blazers/Jimmys, Corvettes and Azteks.
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Re: 2014 Caprice PPV - YouTube Project Car

Post by rcg530 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:00 am

Mooseman wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:37 pm
I was first surprised you could find the parking brake shoes locally but then I checked and they are pretty common on several models like Blazers/Jimmys, Corvettes and Azteks.
I was fearing that I wouldn't be able to find them, but the local O'Reilly Auto Parts had them in stock. The list of vehicles (on rockauto.com for the parking brake shoes):

BUICK RENDEZVOUS 2002-2007
CADILLAC CTS 2003-2007
CADILLAC SRX 2004-2009
CADILLAC STS 2009-2011
CADILLAC XLR 2004-2009
CHEVROLET BLAZER 1998-2005
CHEVROLET CAPRICE 2011-2017
CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1997-2013
CHEVROLET S10 PICKUP 1998-2004
CHEVROLET VENTURE 2002-2004
DAEWOO LEGANZA 2002
GMC JIMMY 1998-2005
GMC SONOMA 1998-2004
OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA 1997-2001
PONTIAC AZTEK 2001-2005
PONTIAC G8 2008-2009
PONTIAC MONTANA 2002-2004
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Re: 2014 Caprice PPV - YouTube Project Car

Post by CrashTestDummy » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:17 pm

Mooseman wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:37 pm
I was first surprised you could find the parking brake shoes locally but then I checked and they are pretty common on several models like Blazers/Jimmys, Corvettes and Azteks.
Heh, so you thought they'd be like the parking brake shoes that are on the 94-96 B-body cars? Those ARE hard to find, and when you do, they're stupid-expensive (last purchase a few years ago were ~$100). I'll bet they're pretty much no longer available now.
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Reconnect Interior Rear Door Handles

Post by rcg530 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:01 pm

I show you how to reconnect the interior rear door handle cables to allow rear seat passengers to open the rear doors in a Chevy Caprice PPV.

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Re: 2014 Caprice PPV - YouTube Project Car

Post by Mooseman » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:25 pm

Nice. That question pops up here once in a while.
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Re: 2014 Caprice PPV - YouTube Project Car

Post by CrashTestDummy » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:06 pm

Nice! I would add to lower the window, close the door and test the door latch from outside the car. When I was doing the cables on our '12, I got something crossed up, and when I closed the door, from the inside, The door wouldn't open, from inside or outside. Since it was the first door latch I did, I couldn't get out of the back without crawling over into the front seat area!

I don't remember what the issue was, but I had to basically pull the door panel loose with the door closed. Real PITA, but I did get it off enough I could reconnect things.
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1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
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Re: 2014 Caprice PPV - YouTube Project Car

Post by rcg530 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:55 am

CrashTestDummy wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:06 pm
Nice! I would add to lower the window, close the door and test the door latch from outside the car. When I was doing the cables on our '12, I got something crossed up, and when I closed the door, from the inside, The door wouldn't open, from inside or outside. Since it was the first door latch I did, I couldn't get out of the back without crawling over into the front seat area!

I don't remember what the issue was, but I had to basically pull the door panel loose with the door closed. Real PITA, but I did get it off enough I could reconnect things.
Interesting... Was the child safety lock feature enabled (disabling the pull handle)? I was tackling the task while sitting outside of the car. I'll keep that in mind to mention in a future video.
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Project Status Update - 4/26/2020

Post by rcg530 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:34 pm

I've been busy updating the Body Control Module (BCM) to reactivate daytime running lights, automatic headlights and rear door window switches. I tried out Xtreme Solutions LVR 503 Dynamic Cut buffing compound on my nasty looking hood with good results and I fixed some oil leaks from the engine valve covers with parts from RockAuto LLC.

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