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I just changed the rear disc brake pads today. The rotors are in great shape, even the pads weren't too bad, but I changed them as I already had the new ones. Anyhow, took the car out to get gas and cruise around tonight and the passenger side brake started smoking real bad. The rotor was hot, hot, hot!!
I was wondering what would cause the pad to rub on the rotor so much. Is it the caliper? Do I need to bleed them? Let me know,
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Sounds like your calipers arent properly adjusting themselves and the pads are dragging on the rotors

Or like when it happened to me, it just happened to be a lack of lubrication and the pads got stuck on the rotor. they wouldnt come off on their own sinced they werent able to slide properly

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Did you lubricate the sliders with Hi-Temp silicone grease?

There is something else I have noticed, if you don't use an OEM or a Premium pad the aftermarket white box or cheapo's can be thicker and don't have the proper chamfer and can cause the pad to drag and squeal.

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silverbullet85 wrote:
Sounds like your calipers arent properly adjusting themselves and the pads are dragging on the rotors

Or like when it happened to me, it just happened to be a lack of lubrication and the pads got stuck on the rotor. they wouldnt come off on their own sinced they werent able to slide properly


This is what I am thinknig too, Did you remember to lubricate the sliders good ??? I usualy use graphite myself, but god I h8 when I get it on my hands, lol

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I did use the high temp silicone and the pads are premium. I guess i wll pull it apart today and redo them. The drivers side is fine, just the passenger side. It might explain why my abs and ebrake lights are on. The abs actually went off after i changed the pads, but came on again later.
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Sure its not your E-brake stuck on?


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Hawk wrote:
Sure its not your E-brake stuck on?


Yes it was :oops: Anyhow, the car had been sitting for awhile and the cable had seized up in the sleeve. I released it and dislodged it with a couple of taps with a hammer and kept repeating that with wd-40 on all the exposed areas. It seems to be letting go now.

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