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Front Brake Pads locked up on Rotor

We have had the front brakes, mainly separately - per wheel, basically not retract. They will heat and smoke up. We have replaced pads, rotors, brake line going to the caliper on each front wheel with brand new.

Any Suggestions? Anyone know about the Antilock brake system?

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    I have a squeak in the drivers side real wheel of my volvo S80. It has brand new pad and rotors.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    while driving 2005 cobalt. the front brake applies itself to the point it overheats and will not move, wait an hour and will drive again. replaced rotors pads and calipers twice.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    need to release the pads from the rotor would like to know how to do this

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Have the brake pads been so very work they are down to the metal? This could cause the caliper piston to extend too far and not be able to retract properly.
Calipers Fail mostly from a cut in the rubber boot around the pistion dirt and debris get in there and rust the piston and it cannot retract properly Do they retract after they cool Down? if so the brake fluid has "boiled" if brake fluid is not changed about every 24,000 miles condensation builds up and lowers the boiling point of the brake fluid causing this problem.
Tell me does it happen after a long drive or siting a long time in heavy bumper to bumper traffic in hot summer weather? I recommend a complete brake fluid flush an change the calipers with NEW ones ot rebuilt and use dielectric grease on all points of metal to metal contact between the caliper an the mount bracket and thee ends of thee pada n the slide points they ride on and the pins that go through thecaliper and thread into the mount only dielectric not regular grease it will cause sticking and a worse problem than you have now.

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Rotors are good piston is retracted all the way no problem there clapers are floting no stuck or jamed

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