My brakes recently started dragging very badly.Changed front brake pads about 2 months ago.No probs.until now.After i drive awhile they seem to loosen up but as soon as I use them it seems like the brake pedal doesnt come back up.Basically its like I'm riding my brakes the entire time. Please Help.
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Re: 2002 kia sportage 2wd brakes sticking
Hi check all your brake linnings for contamination especially brake fluid on the linnings if this is ok you have a build up of pressure if its possible for you drive till the brakes start to lock up get out go to each wheel see if any of them is getting hot if so the problem is on that wheel jack it up to see if the wheel is locking if its red hot it will be sticking then try the rest of the wheels one at a time jack them up see if its one wheel or all if its one wheel release the bleed nut on that wheel see if it releases if it does it must be fitted with a pressure regulator to that wheel replace it . now if its all wheels its more likely to be the brake master cylinder or if fitted pressure regulator that supplies all the wheels a long shot i cannot see but better to mention it the brake pedal is not sticking and holding down yates210456
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caliper may be sticking this will require over haul (new seals maybe pistons) do both calipers as a pair or you may find brakes will drag to the right if you only do left side I've found this out the hard way
This sounds like a wear indicator( a metal tab on the brake pad) is doing its job, warning you that the brake pads need replacement soon. you can bend the wear indicators away from the rotor so they won't make contact. This will stop the annoying noise. Replace the pads and check the brakes soon. Brake pads should always be changed on both wheels at thge same time, so change the other front pads also.
Sounds like the caliper needs replaced. Sometimes the pistons lock in the caliper and cause the brakes to drag. When the mechanic changed the brakes before, he pushed the pistons in all the way to accomodate the new brake pads. Now that they are wearing back down, it is getting to the warped spot in the caliper and starting to stick.
I would take it to the dealer because of unusual brake pad wear.brake pads under normal wear are not covered usually.But if the outside pad wore down to metal and the inside is ok that is a caliper sticking causing a drag of the outer pad to the rotor.
Sounds like your brake calibers are sticking. Get new ones and new pads. You probably should get new rotors also because with the dragging calibers they most likely got hot and are warped. Search on ebay and www.rockauto.com . I personally use power stop drilled and slotted rotors with mid grade pads. You can probably get a whole kit.