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2000dodge ram 3500 when bracks applied front pads won't retrieve fully back then over heats the discs

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Chances are the calipers are sticking, you can check this by taking a suitable tool and prying the pistons back into the housings [ careful not to damage the surface of the rotor ]. If the calipers are bad you won't be able to and will need to be replaced. Another cause could be the flex hoses, sometimes they will seperate inside and let the fluid flow only one way locking the calipers. You can check this by opening the bleeder screw on the caliper and see if it loosens it's grip rotating the wheel.
Note: the pistons in the calipers should only back-off enough to let the wheel to rotate with a very slight drag.

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1999 Dodge Neon / front callipers, front brakes, rotors in front, and driver side knuckle.


things that have to be checked during a brake replacement process
the caliper pistons have to move back easily when fitting new pads
the caliper body has to move freely on the mounting pins to allow the centralization on the disc rotor
the brake bleeder nipple has to be opened when pushing the pistons back as the displaced fluid build sup pressure in the reservoir
check that the fluid level in the reservoir is not above the full line
check the brake master cylinder is operational and compensating ports are not blocked
basically the problems is that the pads are in contact with the disc and that is generating heat. that heat expands the brake fluid that has to be allowed to flow back to the reservoir
if the expansion of fluid is prevented either by over full reservoir or faulty mastery cylinder preventing the free flow back to the reservoir then the expansion applies the pad more tightly to the disc which in turns creates more heat and more expansion of the fluid
At this point and before you do anything else ,my steps would be to flush the system out using metholated spirits by filling the reservoir and then bleeding each wheel until clear fluid came out
when this is accomplished any black junk in the system is removed
fill the reservoir with new brake fluid and repeat the bleeding process until only brake fluid comes out
Metholated spirits is compatible with brake fluids and is recommended for the purpose
having cleaned out the system and ensured the free movement of the calipers on the mounting pins the pads should be in light contact with the discs and hubs should spin free after brakes are applied and released
In practice pads always touch the disc as there is no method of pulling the ads back and it is the air friction between pad and spinning disc that gives a minute clearance when travelling and if that ability is not allowed then the problems that you have will result

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Why are the Rotors getting so hot on the front and rear so hot I can not touch them.


The rotors are doing their job by getting hot
the purpose of the brakes is to change the kinetic energy of the spinning wheels to heat energy by the friction between the pads and the rotors (discs) This conversion of energy from kinetic to heat is what slows down the vehicle and stops it . The pads have no way of staying off the discs except by the air flow that is dragged under the pad by the friction with the disc So to sum up discs get hot by converting energy and the more energy you have the hotter they get
(watch high speed race cars at night and you will see the discs are white hot or bright red )
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While I am driving when I am pressing the gas pedal it makes a scraping noise but not all the time. If I hit the brakes it will stop. I have a 2001 Nissan Sentra GXE


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Most calipers have a small stainless steel clip that the pads seat into, and if rust gets behind these clips, it binds. I file them out and apply grease to keep rust out.

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