2008 Chrysler Town and Country Excessive heat after recent

Tiny
ALAN_NEEDS_HELP
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  • 2008 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 87,000 MILES
Greetings,

I replaced the rear disc brakes (and rotors) on the van yesterday. I saw smoke after the initial drive, removed wheel inspected brakes, everything looks OK. After driving again I am not getting smoke but I am measuring 400F temperature coming of the rotor. I tried setting and releasing the parking brake, backing up, snapping my fingers, nothing seems to work. Will the problem go away as the brakes wear in or am I in serious trouble?
Thanks,

Alan
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Thursday, July 1st, 2010 AT 8:40 AM

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Tiny
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Hi Alan. Welcome to the forum. How did you retract the pistons to fit the new pads in? Were you able to pry them in easily with a flat blade screwdriver? Did you put high temperature brake grease on the hub to rotor contact points, on the backing plates of the pads, and on the caliper mounts? If so, did you get any of that grease or fingerprints on the rotors or pads' friction surfaces? Where the brakes hot after stop and go driving? What was the condition of the old pads? Was there a protective coating on the new rotors? Raise the wheels again and see if you can spin them by hand. If they don't spin freely, open a bleeder screw to see if they release.

Caradiodoc
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Thursday, July 1st, 2010 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
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Note to all of my new friends. When you post a response, I am supposed to get an automated e-mail message directing me straight to it so I can read it. My Verizon e-mail is going through major changes AGAIN and I can't access my messages. I'll figure this misery out eventually but please forgive me if it takes a few days to respond.

Also, I will be out-of-town at the nation's second largest old car show and swap meet at Iola, WI from Wednesday afternoon, July 7 through Sunday night, July 11. I'll be back here Sunday night.

Thanks bunches;
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