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Brakes smoke and cause a drag when driving

I replaced the all brakes pads on my 03 chevy trail blazer. After driving a couple hundred miles there is a noticable drag on the right side and alot of smoke coming from the brakes. Any ideals on what I could have missed or what the problem could be ?

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Did you check slide pins, & calipers for proper operation, such as retracting properly, moving freely? Possible flex hose defective, collapsing internally.

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Is it the right front or right rear. If its right front your your caliper piston is sticking and not releasing the pad when you let the brake pedal go replace the caliper. If its the rear you have it adjusted to much back off the adjustment

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Parts came loose in the drum on the side it's pulling to.the Nail may have poped off if you diden't replace them casueing the brakes to lock up. You have to take it apart angood luck doing it.

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  • Well when you looked at the brake pads after your drive were the pads stuck to the rotor?
  • First thing to do is double check your pad and rotor installation.
  • Also check to make sure the right parts were installed.
  • When you pushed back the pistons on your calipers did they flow back nice and smooth? Did they wedge in and get stuck? This would make the pads drag.
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