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Hot brakes I replaced the rear pads on 2001 silverado 1500 now brakes get very hot very quickly. all went together without a hammer and seams to be in proper order

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  • white7048 Jan 08, 2009

    changed pads all 4 wheels left rear runs a lot hotter on 2001 1500 silverado

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    Travis Humphries May 11, 2010

    Do you have 4 Wheel Disk Brakes or Rear Drums?

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Take the top off your master brake cylinder to relieve pressure. You may have over-pressured things if you didn't take the cylinder cap off when you compressed the rotors. You said pads, so I assume they are rear disc brakes.

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