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Old 08 Nov 2009, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hot brakes!

I slipped in some new rear pads the other day, now been using the car a litttle and one side is becoming very hot! any ideas wots causing this?
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Old 08 Nov 2009, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Hot brakes!

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I slipped in some new rear pads the other day, now been using the car a litttle and one side is becoming very hot! any ideas wots causing this?
Could be that the disc warped a bit and the high side of it is rubbing all the time against the pad to much causing it to heat up take the disc off put it on a flat table and check to see for warpage.......
Or thinking caliper sticking to much and forcing pad to disc to much 1 way to check this take her out for a spin on a straight empty road no more than 30mph brake hard if the back wheel that you have problem with locks up its a caliper problem just watch it cause car will be a bit hard to control so beware!!!! if this happens its a caliper problem
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Old 08 Nov 2009, 09:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Hot brakes!

i'd go with the sticking caliper,did you use the correct tool or a pair of stilsions??...if so,it may not have sent the caliper it properly..
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Re: Hot brakes!

I used a little g-clamp, wound it in and the piston seem to slide back in with little pressure. Any way to free it off or does it mean new caliper?
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Re: Hot brakes!

It could be cheap pads, sometimes they are poorly made and need a little sand/file on any rough edges on the metal and make sure you clean the pad holder up so its not covered in corrosion and old pad dust, only put a small amount of grease on the part that it sits on not the whole holder as it will just hold the old brake dust and turn into a paste and make it all seize,
If once its stripped down you work the pistons in and out a few times that will help but DONT grease the piston up as ive read on a few sites.
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