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I have a 1995 suzuki sidekick that the brakes get smoking hot. Ive replaced calipers break pads break booster. What could the problem be?

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Could be a warped rotor or they need replacing.

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SOURCE: 1995 Ford Taurus brake pad replacement

the piston need to be turn clock wise and push at the same time make sure when you turn it the rubber around the piston dont get damaged it stick to the piston and get torn before you turn just make sure it not sticking to the piston at the auto part store they sell the toll to turn the piston its cheap$$ hope it FIXYA our post thanks pierre

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It sounds like the rear calipers are bad. Raise the rear wheels and see if you can turn the tires. If you can't, open the bleeder. If you still can't replace the caliper. If you can turn the wheel after you open the bleeder, replace the brake hose to that wheel.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: BRAKE BOOSTER?

A bad brake booster will result in a hard brake pedal, stiff and more effort required to stop the truck. Here are my questions to you, first, you said you replaced the master cylinder, did you bench bleed it before you installed it? If not, there IS still air in it, regardless of how much you bleed the brakes at the wheels. Second, when you bled the brakes, after changing the calipers and master cyl., did you also bleed the proportioning valve? Sometimes air can get trapped in the valve, and its almost impossible to get it out bleeding just the wheels. And lastly, when the brake light comes on, does the abs light also come on with it? Air can also get trapped in the abs control module too.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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SOURCE: The right front brake drags and gets hot

When it drags, loosen the bleeder, if it releases, the hose is bad, if it does not release, the caliper is bad.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Put new brake pads on, now brakes were smoking. Sticking caliper?

They are rather easy to replace, disconnect the brake hose, and remove the caliper as you did replacing the pads. You'll need to then bleed the caliper until clear fluid, with no air bubbles come from the bleeder screw. Check that you don't have a collapsed brake hose, not letting the fluid return to the master cylinder.

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stop and do not drive, get a brake man, in the loop, danger !


this is cause by the MC, the master cylinder, no ABS in 92
not replacing relic calipers in pairs is dumb, sorry risking life and limb using old 20 year old calipers is not bright. a fact, not opinion.
are both caliper locking, at ONCE?
that is the key question .
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1: bad calipers ,no piston lasts for 21 years, ever. (relic)
2: the MC piston is not retraced,

#2 is caused for 2 or 3 reasons,,,,
2a; brake pedal adjusted such that the factory play behind piston rod is not zero or minus, causing the MC to lock hydraulically.
2b; the booster was changed and the PP mechanic (weak) did not
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the guide pins must be free, and antisieze lubed or with special
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  • If I may suggest that you go and have a second opinion with the caliper in question.
  • You could have a faulty caliper/piston.
  • Sub standard pads and rotors can cause this.
  • Check the entire hose. Sometimes clamps that hold the hose in place along the line can pinch the hose. If someone was negligent when replacing the caliper.
  • Improper or to large of pads could have been installed and they don't move properly on the little metal tracks.
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  • That's about everything that could cause this. Good luck to you. I recommend having a second opinion and let them have a look. Seems like the first one is just costing you money.


  • If you have any comments please leave them here and I will respond.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

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