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My left rear brakes smoke after changing them. Its seems like the caliper is realy tight in the bottom

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  • pgj39 Jul 06, 2010

    my brakes started squeling so I went to replace them. I noticed uneven wear, the bottom of the pads wwas more worn down. I got the pistion in all the way but I noticed when I tried to replace the caliper, there as still some play between the pads and rotor on the top but very tight on the bottom, had to lighlty tap it on. Is there some adjustment?

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Your rear brakes locked up for some reason, but I'm not sure why! Has it done this before? Is this a one time problem that just happened out of the blue or have you been having erratic intermittent brake oddities for a while before this? Disc brakes that lock up usually do this because of water in the brake fluid resevoir! Unlike other fluids in your car, water will assimilate with your brake fluid up to a point.

Too much water will cause binding and/or sticking of brake system components. I don't know enough to advise you much further than to bleed and flush your brake fluid for now. Purge all the old fluid out until it comes out clear and see what happens!

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    INDIRA KUMAR Jul 07, 2010

    No i think not very sure of it.

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