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Brakes and rotors

My dad put new brakes and rotors on my car and they sound like they are rubbing while I am driving (not while braking). There is quite a bit of brake dust after I went for a drive and the hubcap gets extremely hot. Any suggestions of what could be wrong?

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Might be air in the lines..
Try bleeding the lines..
Open the master cap..
open the bleed valves and let it run (not letting the master empty) until you feel the lines have been fully exchanged.. Do Not pump the breaks while doing this..
Tighten bleed valves and master cap back on.

PS; hile bleeding - if you see any litle bubles coming out - that was the aitr in the lines..

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Couple of items to check...If the calipers were difficult to retract, either the calipers have internal rust and are binding, or, if one wheel is becoming hot, the brake hose between that caliper and the metal line may be internally failed and not permitting the caliper to retract. Also check that the slide pins for the calipers are free. I advise you check this asap or the rotor will be damaged by overheating. (it will turn blue)

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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