What would cause the brakes to grab to a point of bogging the motor down?

Tiny
SUZYQNRC_73
  • 2003 HONDA CRV
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The brake pads have been changed on all 4 wheels and new calipers were put on the back on both sides. The brake fluid was completely drained and changed out. However, once the car has been driven for a few miles the brakes will begin to grab to the point of bogging the motor down and not letting the car move. There is also a burning smell on the outside of the car from the back end. Once the car is turned off and allowed to sit for about 15 mins, there is a single click noise under the hood and then the brakes release and the car can once again be driven another few miles.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 4:37 PM

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Tiny
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Have the brake hoses checked for collapsing. Have the abs checked as well

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 5:12 PM
Tiny
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Check the brake booster push rod to pedal clearances. If the brake switch was worked on, that would be most likely to be the cause, otherwise the ABS modulator.

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Friday, September 7th, 2012 AT 5:01 AM

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