Brake Help


Old 06-18-09, 07:28 AM
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Brake Help

I really need some help. We have two vehicles 92 S-10 and 90 GMC trucks. My husband has sone brakes on both of these. He has always been very handy. But now we have problems. On the s-10 we replaced brakes now it wants to be sticky or touchy.

On the 90 GMC he replaced everything, pads. brake lines and master cyclinders. When we drive it it smells like it burning. Can anyone help
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Old 06-18-09, 07:49 AM
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Feel the metal wheels to see if it IS burning(obviously after you drive it and brake some). Be careful though. If sticking, they can get so hot they will smoke! Causes drag and bad gas mileage and possible brake part warpage. Must get resolved as soon as possible.
Old 06-18-09, 09:22 AM
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You might also feel heat coming from the wheels. Good luck!!
Old 06-18-09, 05:09 PM
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Did he replace the master cylinder or the calipers? You might try replacing the rubber lines that connect the calipers to the hard line, these will collapse inside and cause the brakes to drag, you can not see anything wrong from the outside.

On the s-10 did you replace the front or rear brakes? Are the wheels locking up? If the rear wheels lock up under light braking look for a leaking wheel cylinder, or axle seal.
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if you replace the front pads and the back shoes you might need to adjust the back if the front gets hot and the back dont then you need to adjust the back

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