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1999 Chev Blazer 6cyl 4.3L 4WD Rear Brake assy - I have replaced 2 Brake Pads and Rotor. After replacing and a test drive... Its making a scrapeing noise and now the rotor is extreamly hot and descolored. took it apart and found alot of presure on pads.. Help!

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  • usadco Jul 20, 2008

    J.C. Thanks for the info.. I did some more research and found more information that is a MUST for all or any Break-Jobs. I wound up taking the caliper completely apart and found the piston to be discolored and the break fluid to be green-ish in color. (DOT 3 Clear) I then proceeded to replace the caliper $42.00 and took the car to "V??" $29.00 and had the system FLUSHED and bleed.. and the problem is fixed. Looking at the spent(flushed) fluid it had water and GRIT that would of continued problems again down the road. PS I would recomend a system FLUSH every 2 years or 80k miles. Thanks for your input..

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I replaced the rotors and pads on my right hand drive Blazer and had the same problem ,dont worry in a couple of days normal running the pressure goes away and you dont get the heat problem.
Its just the new pads bedding in.

J.C.
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Posted on Jul 19, 2008

About those brakes,, on s10 blazer,,1999,i ended up doing mine twice, but got it...you must change both calipers in back,also check rotors,,you will notice also that whan you put the pads on they might fit real tight,,look into this,,it has a floating caliper,i had to do some light fitting to pads ,,so they would fit good,but not so dam tight that they rust in one spot.they schould move freely,back and forth,,on mount,,also a big must,,use brake grease,on those caliper mount,,pins,,these have rubber boots that protect them from rusting,pull boot off,and get pin out ,,install new pins with brake grease,this alows caliper to float a bit,and helps alot..pins come with calipers, as a note ,,some times a colapesed brake hose will cause these pads to burn to the metal,,but so far mine and brother in laws both had the caliper problem..so new calipers,possible rotors,pads,brake grease,,and fit pads if they fit to dam tight...good luck chad mullens@maqs.net

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