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1994 honda accord driver side rear brakes smoke and smell horrible after putting brake pads on

Just put new pads on the rear. turned the piston all the way down in the caliper as usually put in the new pads , placed the caliper back on greased the slides.. hand pumped the brake pedal for ***** and grins (something my dad always told me to do when testing brakes) drove a mile down the road and smoke and the god awful smell had started a lil before i got to the redlight but when i came to a complete stop smoke just boiled out from that wheel ???? ive changed thousand of brakes before and havent came across this til now HELP!!!!

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SOURCE: Rear Brake Caliper

Most auto parts stores have a little cube that fits on a 3/8 ratchet wrench. use this cube to screw in your caliper. it has various nibs on it to fit a number of brake calipers. costs about 10 bucks. screw it in clockwise until its almost flush to the caliper housing...if you screw it in too far...the boot will pop over the piston and you will have a bigger mess. sometimes a screwdriver can be used to turn it but i prefer not to bleed. lastly make sure the grooves on the brake caliper piston is horizontal as to allow the caliper to slip over any "Nibs" on the new pads that are for alignment purposes.

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Use a caliper wind back tool which rotates the piston at the same time as pushing it back. Release the bleed screw to assist the wind back. If you use a brake hose clamp on the brake hose this will reduce the need to bleed the system.

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Use a large "C" clamp, or a large pair of channellocks.

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2 solutions, try harder or buy a new rear right caliper. PS: check the prices on the web, the dealer will charge you tooooo much.

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SOURCE: changing the rear brakes on a 97 oldsmobile cutlass supreme

use a pair of pliers.put each side of the jaws of the pliers in one of the V-grooves of the piston and turn clockwise whle pushing it in

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