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When disc brakes overheat there is usually one of three causes. The first is/are the rods or pins that the caliper slides back and forth on. These rods pull the caliper's outer pad into contact with the rotor. If these pins get sticky or corroded, they can cause pad overheating. The second problem is the caliper piston itself. They can develop rust ridge ring from exposure to ht elements and thus will not retract enough to break contact with the rotor. The third cause can be a collapsing brake hose. When the rubber hoses age, the can soften up inside. When applying the brakes, pressure will force the brake fluid to the caliper normally, but when the brakes are released, the hose can collapse, trapping the brake fluid in the caliper and not allowing the pad (s) to release. You need to disassemble and inspect the brake components to determine thew cause and take appropriate repair actions.
Posted on Apr 14, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: brake lock up
If you replaced the shoes (this would indicate you have rear drum brakes) you have to properly adjust the brakes. When you took them apart there would have been a part approx 2-3 inches in length with a star gear on it, you need to turn that star gear to make the adjuster shorter, when properly adjusted wheels should turn freely with a little bit of drag the shoes should just barely be contacting the drums.
If you replaced the pads (this would indicate you have rear disc brakes) were the sliders free and loose. The sliders are the metal tube the bolts run through to mount the caliper these work as adjuster as the pads wear down if these are frozen you are running your brakes as if your pads are still worn causing much friction with the new thicker pads. You can replace just the slides on the calipers but often it's easier to just replace the caliper and often not to much more expensive.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
SOURCE: Replaced rear brake pads and
it is really common for the rear caliper slides to become stiff or frozen. The caliper should slide back and forth with little effort. If it doesn't than make sure the slides are free and lubricated.
If you had a difficult time installing the new pads into the bracket than that could also be the problem. The pads should fit into the bracket with little effort and feel loose once installed. If they don't than remove the shims and clean the rust from under them. Then reinstall the shims and see if the pads slide a little easier in the brackets.
Lastly make sure you didn't pinch or twist the rubber brake hoses.
Another thought is to remove the caliper from the bracket and try to spin the rotor/hub by hand. Maybe the e-brake shoes are causing the problem?
Posted on Nov 27, 2010
SOURCE: Just changed rear pads and
Posted on May 17, 2011
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