2000 Ford Mustang V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 85000 miles
I just changed the brake pads on my 2000 Mustang GT, along with the brake fluid. After driving to set the brakes, the brakes were EXTREMELY hot and remained that way for quite some time. Even with the gel put on the brakes, the pads were literally smoking after a short 10-mile drive. A few days later I took the car out for a drive through the country with little braking and when I got home I could smell the brakes (I could towards the end of the drive also). The brakes and callipers remained hot to the touch for nearly an hour after the short drive (less than 30 minutes with minimal braking). I cannot feel the brakes rubbing as I drive but they obviously are. Any reasons why they would be doing this? Do they need a break in time? Did I forget to do something when I changed them? I did re-set the callipers with a C-Clamp but have read that some of the Fords need to turn the callipers. Were the 2000 Mustang GT's like this?
Thank you for your help,
have the same problem?
Monday, April 5th, 2010 AT 10:11 AM