I just recently replaced the pads & rotors on my rear brakes. On the passenger side I replaced a siezed caliper. I drove the car around and started to smell burning. Chalked it up to break in of the new parts. Later after driving on the interstate I had smoke coming from the wheel. I've installed 100s of brakes without an issue.
I disassembled and replaced pads again in case something was misaligned. Visually checked allignment, everything looks fine. Drove several miles then check rotor temp with infrared thermometer. Fronts are 200, passenger rear 150, drivers rear +300 degrees.
After an extensive search I have seen several persons with the same problem but none returned to the forums to inform what fixed their problem.
Most answers recomend replacing the caliper. Seems like the caliper does not like to be pushed in and fails after replacing the pads.
I would sure like to verify this before spending the $$ because that side was working fine and I only replaced them because of the seized caliper on the other side.
Saturday, May 17th, 2008 AT 11:35 PM