The front driver's side wheel getting really hot?

Tiny
CDTWV1988
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  • 2009 PONTIAC G6
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
I've been having trouble with my front driver's side wheel getting very hot after driving a short distance. Too hot to touch. So, I replaced the front rotors, replaced the front and back brake pads, and replaced the front drivers side brake caliper and bled them. I also have new front tires. I thought doing so would resolve the issue, but it still gets very hot, and I can smell a burning smell and the rim is so hot you can't touch it. What can I do to resolve this issue?
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Thursday, August 4th, 2022 AT 4:48 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

So, the clipper is still likely sticking and that is why you are getting the excess heat.
Did you replace the brake hose as well when replacing the caliper?
Check the brake hose that is attached to the caliper. Many times, those hoses can collapse on the inside and that will restrict fluid flow to and from the caliper, which leads to sticking brakes.
Depending on how hot the caliper got, it might require you to change the caliper and the pads on that side again. If the caliper gets too hot it will damage the rubber seals and that will lead to issues.

I have attached the hose replacement procedure below for your reference.

Let me know of any questions.
Thank you.
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Thursday, August 4th, 2022 AT 9:20 AM

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