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Hot smelly front brake area

A year ago I had new calipers and brakes put on my 2004 PT Cruiser and now I am having the same problem with them getting hot and smelling extremely bad. My mechanic says I need new calipers again. Could they go bad in a year??? I live in Guam and it is humid and lots of salt air. Any ideas or am I going to have to replace the calipers every year????????

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Either the sliders on your calipers need lubricated, because of the salt air, or the brake hoses themselves are bad. I'm leaning towards the sliders needing lubed up. Your mechanic is in it for the money! He/she figures if they have to remove the calipers to lube them up, might as well sell you new ones, and make a little more money doing it. Ask someone you trust to lube them up for you. You'll see. I was a mechanic for 20 years, I know how they work. But just to be fair to him/her, I guessss they could of went bad on you, maybe, kinda, sorta.....I wish that everything works out in your favor. Take care and best wishes.

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