smoking brakes


Old 10-26-02, 06:04 AM
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smoking brakes

1999 dodge ram 1500. Front brakes pad changed. Rotors turned. New bearings. New grease seal. New Caliper. Repact the bearings. The problem is when driving for a while, something heats up enough to melt the grease causing smoke. Both sides were changed but only the driver's side heats up. Any ideas what the problem could be. Rechecked everything to ensure it was all put in correctly. At a loss now. Help.
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Old 10-26-02, 10:04 AM
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Does the vehicle have a problem braking? If not it could just be some excess grease or whatever on the pads/rotors burning off. I've seen this on new brake jobs before and it seems to go away after some use. The other thing I would suspect is a caliper locking up on you, if that were the case it should pull to the drivers side a bit.
Old 10-26-02, 03:15 PM
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Sticky caliper or fatigued brake hose which is acting as a check valve causing one side to stick.

Most probable causes.
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