Caliper and Rim getting hot

Tiny
BRAD TAYLOR4
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 3.8L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
I have recently changed the brake pads, rotors, caliper, and brake line to the caliper. After driving the van, I can barely touch the back of the caliper and rim and they are extremely hot can do the same to passenger side and its barely warm. Sometimes I smell a burning smell. What is causing this?
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Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 AT 10:23 AM

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Tiny
SEAN M
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Hello,

Overheating caliper, rotor, wheel is a sign of sticking caliper. If the caliper is not releasing all the way when the brake is released, the pads will rub against the rotor and that friction will create heat.
Did you have sticking caliper issue before you did the replacement of the parts?

It sounds like you possibly have a brad caliper or hose that is not allowing brake fluid to travel properly. It could just be defective caliper.
Another possibility would be some type of restriction on the metal brake line for that wheel or the ABS module.

You might want to try to bleed the brakes again on that wheel and see if you are getting fluid out properly. Restriction on the line can make the bleeding difficult.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-bleed-or-flush-a-car-brake-system

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/brake-caliper-replacement

Let me know of any questions.

Thank you.
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Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 AT 6:44 PM

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