MY FRONT BREAK SMELLS AFTER DRIVING FOR A FEW ...

  • Tiny
  • abdanan
  • 1996 Chevrolet Truck
  • 240,000 miles

My front break smells after driving for a few minutes. My mechanic changed the pads and unhooked the abs and it is still doing it. What give? Thanks.

Saturday, February 9th, 2013 AT 2:18 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Are the calipers sticking?

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Saturday, February 9th, 2013 AT 2:21 AM
  • Tiny
  • abdanan
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I am not sure. How may I check? Shouldn't my mechanic have been checking that anyway?

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Thursday, February 14th, 2013 AT 11:08 PM
  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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That is the first thing I would check. You need to lift the vehicle and see if the brake sticks on after being applied. Also, can you turn the tires with the brakes off? The funny thing is disconnecting the ABS makes no sense. It's job is to release the brakes when you are in a skid.

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Friday, February 15th, 2013 AT 2:49 AM

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