Right front brake dragging somewhat after new calibors rotors and pads.

Tiny
BIGAL1947
  • 2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
  • 122,000 MILES

Front brakes were dragging so I put New calibors, rotors, pads on. Today right front started smoking. Got very hot! It wasent pulling or dragging hard. Other words you couldnt feel it driving. Seen smoke. What else could cause this? Thank You!

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 AT 11:35 PM

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Tiny
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INSURE IT IS STILL LOCKED UP OR DRAGGING

GET HIM BACK IN YOUR DRIVEWAY

CHOCK IN FRONT OF, AND THE REAR OF ONE OF YOUR BACK WHEELS (SO HE CAN'T ROLL IN EITHER DIRECTION)

TURN YOUR WHEELS SO THAT YOU CAN EZily GET TO THE BLEEDER VALVE ON THE PASSENGER WHEEL

ATTEMPT TO SPIN YOUR PASSENGER FRONT BY HAND

NOW BREAK THE BLEEDER VALVE OPEN (IT MAY DRIBBLE A LITTLE JUICE)

WHAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO DO IS TO RELIEVE PRESSURE IN THE CALIPER

THEN CLOSE THE BLEEDER

ATTEMPT TO SPIN THE WHEEL BY HAND AGAIN

DID IT GET FREE-ER TO TURN?

IF SO, YOUR BRAKE HOSE MAY BE "CHECK VALVING" OR IN OTHER WORDS, IT'S INTERNALLY MUFFED UP---ALLOWING FLUID TO PUSH THRU INTO THE CALIPER--BUT NOT ALLOWING IT TO "BACK OUT", ONCE THE PEDAL IS RELEASED

YOU MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT PROBLEM. BUT THIS IS A "FREE TEST", AND VERY WELL MIGHT POINT THE FINGER AT A DEFECTIVE HOSE, RIGHT OFF THE BAT. AFTER ALL, THE HOSES ARE ABOUT 13 YEARS OLD, IF THIS IS YOUR PROBLEM, THE OTHER SIDE AIN'T GETTING ANY YOUNGER

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU FIND. BEFORE YOU RUSH OUT AND BUY SOMETHING

THE MEDIC

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 AT 12:19 AM
Tiny
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WELL I FORGOT TO TELL YOU TO JACK UP THE PASSENGER WHEEL BEFORE YOU SPIN IT!

THE MEDIC

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 AT 12:22 AM
Tiny
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Restricted flex hose is common. When the brakes are dragging, stop in neutral on a slight incline and you'll find the vehicle doesn't creep downhill on its own. Block the wheels, then open the right front bleeder screw. If the brake releases, suspect the hose. Before you replace it, get it to lock up again, then crack open the steel lines at the master cylinder. If it releases there, suspect contaminated brake fluid.

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 AT 12:25 AM

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