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On the driver side front left brake pads are smoking and the rim very very hot to the touch.I change the caliper and the car work fine...for about 1 day and back to the same problem.the car will not move i must let it sit for about 8 to 10 or 24 hours.and then it's fine ? intill i drive about 10 or so mile's and the car start 2 act up again the same like before...

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Sounds like the rotors may be needing resurfacing. The rotor may be out of round or worn down to the metal causing your brake pads to wear out quickly.

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

  • matt2dean Oct 14, 2010

    well thx 4 that helpful solution...when i have a problem with my rotors.you see when i replace the calipers that holds the brake pads that apply to the rotors.that stop the car..now if i said when i step on the break pedel the steering wheel start 2 shake and the car pulls 2 the left and you can here this sound like metal being worn down i hope it's not my brake pads i just put them on again for the second time so this time i got life time brake pads so they will not wear out quiokly...Now wienerj77 your solution would have been very helpful. so when i said thx 4 that heipful solution.but only gave you a rating of 1 thumb up hey be happy with that i could of giving you the finger !!!! but then i realize you don't deserve that wienerj77 ! ! ok so they say your not helpful ! you just keep on being what u are a not so helpful wienerj77!!! so we all can see and get with better helpful solution. . . THX WIENERj77 YOU WERE NOT HELPFUL AT ALL

  • winnerj77 Oct 15, 2010

    You stated that you replaced the calipers, you did not state that you replaced the rotors nor did you state the condition of the rotors in your question. I was just trying to be helpful and assist you dean.

    It looks like your best option, seeing how you are so wise and full of knowledge is to go and take the car to a repair shop and let them do a road test on it to see how much they can charge you for your failing to look at a few obvious remedies.

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    I consider your last comment to be rude and offensive seeing how I was just trying to assist you with your issue, but apparently, you have an issue that cannot be fixed in this forum.

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