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Hot front wheels

89 gmc pickup 4x4 front wheels getting hot i've changed front rotors and calipers .still heating up ??

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Jack up the front of vehicle and put in on stands. Check and see if both wheels turn freely by hand. If not, try loosening off brake line at master cylinder - bigger reservoir to relieve brake pressure. See if this helps. If relieving the pressure helps you will have to replace the master cylinder.

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Replace brake hoses,they have an inner core that has ruptured and the outside rubber core is keeping pressure on the caliper with you foot off the brake. This will fix it! A common problem for this vehicle.

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I agree with honeymokey, it is definitely the brakes hoses. I just finished replacing everything but the hoses to solve the same problem on my 91 GMC and it turned out I just needed a couple new hoses! Even though the hoses may look good on the outside with no leaks, the inner core gets clogged and won't release the pressure so the rotors get real hot. I wish I had known this before replacing the pads, rotors, calipers and bearings, I could have saved a bunch of money. O well, I should be set now since everything is new. Hope this helps.

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