Brakes are Hot

Tiny
RHUNTERBOB
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 45,000 MILES
Both front wheels get so hot after driving and braking you can't keep your hands on the wheels. Brakes are very touchy. Just put on new rotors and brakes and still they get hot, but not the back brakes.
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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 AT 1:38 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

You have one of two things happening either caliper slides are seized and not moving allowing the caliper to release or the push rod from the brake booster needs to be adjusted inward 1/8 inch.

Here is guide to help you see what you need to do to check the caliper slides.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, January 18th, 2018 AT 3:29 PM
Tiny
OLDCARGUY
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER
Brakes problem
2003 Chevy Trailblazer 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

When driving the truck it feels like the brakes are dragging, in fact if you let off on the gas the truck will come to a complete stop. Local garage said dirt in the brake lines and flushed same. After 2-3 miles problem back. Son said front brakes smelled hot, but rear did not. Any idea what may cause front brakes to drag? Antilock problem?
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Thursday, January 18th, 2018 AT 4:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The first thing I would ck are the calipers, remove the pads and compress the cylinders to see if one or both maybe stuck, lube up the guides they also could be sticking or froze. Report back with the findings and we can go from there
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