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Put on rear brake pads and after 8 mile drive it smells very hot (like something burning) and reaching in to touch the rotars, it is very hot, both sides. 2003 chev s-10 4x4.

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Very key with thee units is when you replace the pads, use only the AC Delco pads. Lubricate all sliding points with a silicone grease for brake applications. Disassemble the brakes and make sure that the pads are in the right location and the parking brake is not hanging these guys up. If this is a drum brake set up, look at the shoes. The primary (towards the front) shoes ar in their proper loacation and the secondaries as well. Now, when you go to adjust the rear drum brakes, you shouls adjust from the outside and only to a slight drag. The parking brake pedal should only take a few clicks until it is engaged, if it is done right. If you need anything further or it keeps giving you issues, email me at iambanshee74@yahool.com and I will see what else I can do to help get this problem fixed permanantly!

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That is normal as the pads begin to break in and create their seat on the rotors.

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