1999 Chevy Silverado V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 275000 miles
I replaced the right side rear brake pads and rotor as they were grinding steel on steel while the other brakes looked at least half the pads still there. Could not get the piston to retract so I replaced the caliper. It might have been because the piston part had to be rotated but I forced it to the point I think I may have damage it so I replaced the caliper. So new pads, rotor and caliper and bled it and everything seems ok but that wheel and brake were heating up way more than the others to the point you could not hold your hand on the wheel or rotor at all. Drove for 1 month(2000km)approx. And the grinding came back. I thought it was the other side rear " catching up" but no it was the new one I put on. Down to bare metal an ruined a new rotor and pads.
I replaced again and still they seem like they are still braking because when I am on a slight uphill grade the truck will stop as if the brakes are on just a little.
The other brakes seem normal as with heat and wear. Any suggestions? I am at a loss and do not know what to try next.
please any help is much appreciated
Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 7:13 PM