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Can I drive my dodge dakota while im smelling burning brake fluids after brake job ?

Recently replaced rear brakes no apparent leaks is its safe to drive

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Is it brake fluid or over heating brakes?
It is possible that the brakes are adjusted too tight. Check for leaks as well. Have someone press and hold the brake pedal down while you looks for any drips.

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Did you clean the oil off the rotors and drums? also it may not be from the brakes but the master cylinder which i believe has part of the exhaust running underneath it pending if it's a v6 or not. if it is the master cylinder or lines near it may be leaking and dripping onto the hot exhaust thus the burning smell.

Posted on Nov 14, 2013

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Rear drums smell like something is burning and are hot.


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Hope you find the problem,

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have them say "holding" while you crack the right rear bleeder-once the pedal hits the floor they should say "floor" and hold it there while you tighten the bleeder. repeat until you see nothing but fluid squirt out.
repeat this whole process in this order
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