1995 Chevy Lumina 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 91,000 miles
Yesterday I noticed a brake pad burning smell coming from the left front wheel well. When I got home I noticed that smoke was coming from the wheel opening along with the brake pad smell. I removed the wheel and noticed that the pads were tight(locked) against the rotor. The rotor was very hot. I removed, after it cooled down, ( with great difficultly) the caliper and assumed that the caliper piston seized up. I replace the caliper, again assuming that it was the caliper. Well, I assumed wrong. The brake pads still grab the rotor. There are no lights (ABS, check engine, etc.) On the dash. I disconnected the two electric connections that go to the ABS unit in the engine compartment to see if this would make a difference and it did not( except for the ABS light did come on then). Please let me know what I should be looking for next to troubleshoot this problem. I do own a code reader for this vehicle; however, being that no lights came on the dash, I have not used it yet. The vehicle is the Lumina APV with the 3.1 V6. Thank you, Steve
have the same problem?
Friday, July 17th, 2009 AT 1:48 PM