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2004 mazda6 rear brake problem

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I have replaced rear brake rotors and pads on my mazda 6, I have cleaned and lubricated guide pins and other sliding surfaces and when I'v put wheel back on It was almost impossible to spin it and i drove like a mile with that to try and hoping it's gonna loosen up but it did not help, rotor got very hot.

what's wrong can be with that. please help me out!!!

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  • dzeraldas May 22, 2009

    It realy was a problem with caliper, it was pushing rotor so hard, i guess i put to much grease where the guide pins go, so i cleaned out i lubricated just a litle bit and then caliper was movig easily :)



    thanks everybody for answers

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Sounds like the rear calipers are locking up try bleeding them and see if that helps. If not take the rotor off and make shure they are the right ones they may be to thick and that is why they are rubing

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You may need to bleed the brake lines, or remove the wheel and re0ispect calipers for anything put on wrong, make sure you pushed the pistons back fully when ypou put in new brak pads...bleeding it should solve this

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Have you check to make sure the parking brake is adjusted properly?

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