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Brakes appear to be dragging on all 4 wheels. The drums and rotors run very hot and get hotter the faster you drive while not using the brakes. any help appreciated. 2012 silverato

My gas highway gas milage is also low.

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It should just pull off once you have taken the caliper off. It may be seized in place, if thats the case try spraying the back of it with some sort of penetrating oil, let it sit for a bit. THen put some heat on it if you have torches, or beat it with a hammer. Sounds kind of crude...but it works

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SOURCE: 95 Chevy C-1500 runs rough at idle and during accelleration

Check the vacuum line to the fuel pressure regulator and check to see if the fuel pressure regulator has gone bad. Give the throttle body a good cleaning and the injectors too. Do not use carb cleaner, it's to corrosive for the gaskets used in the throttle body. The other thing too that would cause this is a stuck or bad EGR valve, Try cleaning the EGR valve too since your cleaning the throttle body. Good luck and keep me posted.

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SOURCE: one brake rotor gets very hot after 30 miles

This is most likely caused by the caliper sticking making the brake pads continuously rub the rotor. I would recommend changing the caliper. If that does not fix your problem the next step is the master cylinder not releasing the brake caliper. If this is the case it will need to be replaced.

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i would start with checking the axles because most of them have a abs ring on them which will trigger the abs light. also make sure your axles are in good shape. last resort would be that you need new tires because the steel bands inside are starting to seperate. good luck

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