Yesterday installed front brake pads on my 98 Camry. I did not change the rotors. The driver's side went smoothly. But the passenger side calipers would not go on at first. The rotor was rusted on. I couldn't get it to budge. After spraying it with PB cleaner and hitting with a hammer on wood and a long time for the PB cleaner to work in, it finally broke loose. Then I was finally able to get the caliper on. But it was still very tight. Today I drove about 5 or 6 miles and the passenger side brakes were smoking.
Any suggestions on how to remedy this or is it not a big deal as the brakes are trying to seat to the rotors?
Monday, May 30th, 2011 AT 3:49 AM