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I have problems with my isuzu trooper 2001 rear left brakes, it seems like the pads get stuck and wear super fast and the rotor gets very hot and smells like something's burning, but the right and front wheels work just fine, what can I do to fix this?

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Before you fix anything we diagnose and inspect it first.
the caliper is seized (piston inside)
or the slider pin seized
or the rotor is cracked or warped.
ABS modulator , on this line seized at that end.
Any brake feed line to this caliper , blocked or crushed.
any brake shop knows all this, ask them yet?
I sure can't teach you how to do all these tests here. (read book on brakes firsts?)

get car serviced, it's only brakes.
here are the photos again.
wd40 has no place in brakes. ever.I have problems with my isuzu trooper 2001 rear - 54f35f03-eeea-4122-9d96-3bc7443f14f8.jpg

Posted on Feb 07, 2016

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2016

    remove screw pin, 3 above."slikder"
    if it won't come out or caliper fails to float on pin 3, then bingo.
    best is rebuilt calipers. with new pin 3.
    and put real "brake grease
    on the pin so not repeat"
    ,all this is basic basic brake work.
    why not get a pro in the loop.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2016

    this pin failure causes 1 pad to fail fast
    overheat and weak brakes, all dangerous to you and others.


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Last month, my front brakes were getting stuck and wearing down quickly as well. I took my vehicle to a brake service to check it out, because I thought the issue had something to do with the brakes. However, the issue ended up being the front calliper and once that was fixed then everything started working well. You definitely should probably have a mechanic check it out, because if the issue isn't the calliper, then something quite hazardous could be happening with your car. Calgarys Brake Service Experts

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  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2016

    calipers are brakes.
    and is not the only point of failure.
    get the brakes serviced.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2016

    if you don't get the brakes purged
    every 2 years, you invite, piston or ABS modulator seizures. ($$$$$$)
    brake fluid is hydroscopic, means sucks up moisture in air and then damages internal parts.(rust) skipping brake service, is why this happens. rust = oxidization.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2016

    car has separate parking brake shoes.
    but op says pads are problem not parking.
    the rotors are top hat rotors. with small shoes inside. for park/emrg. brake cable.
    wd40 is useless. for any brake work.


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Hi the rear calliper has seized up by the sounds of it. this might free off, but you will need to unhook it to see.

Spray wd40 all over it and leave it to soak in use the whole can if you have to.

most likely you will have to replace it, other thing it could be, poor or incorrect adjustment of the hand brake cable if it is to tight on one side then it will not be fully released when driving, hence the wearing you will be able to smell it also.

check the hand brake first as thats quicker and cheaper to fix.



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