2002 Honda Accord Rotors are heating up

Tiny
DFB33B
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  • 2002 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
I just replaced the rotors, calipers, and brakes on the front of my honda 2002. When I first replaced them the original rotors were scored badly. However, when I replaced the new ones withing a week the brakes were pulsing and when I took the wheels off I noticed that the rotors were blued from over heating. So, I replaced the rotors, replaced the disc set screws, and got new brakes pads. I just drove on them and the driver side rotor is totally blued after driving 5 miles. The passenger side is slightly blued. I am clueless as to what could be causing this. As the original rotors I replaced did not have any bluing on them. Any ideas? Oh and the rubber brake lines appear to be in good shape, the are not spongy, and there was no debri or discoloration in the brake fluid I let out of the calipers.
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Saturday, April 10th, 2010 AT 2:50 PM

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Tiny
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Did you clean and lube the caliper slides to be sure they are moving freely and not hanging up?If they hang up, the pads will be held against the rotor and cause the overheating. Does it brake pull when you apply the brakes? Did both caliper pistons retract freely and smoothly? If a piston is sticking it can do that as well. If you stop the vehicle and lift the front end, is there any noticeable drag on either wheel?
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Saturday, April 10th, 2010 AT 3:19 PM
Tiny
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I did not clean the caliper slides. I will try that. Any suggestions on what type of lube grease to use on them?

There is no noticeable pull when I apply the brakes. I used a clamp to retract both calipers (which are brand new) and did not notice any sticking or difficulty with retracting them.

To test the drag should I jack up the car and put it in neutral and spin the rotors? If I notice any hang ups what then? Is that a sign of hub run out? If so, is that something I can fix?
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Saturday, April 10th, 2010 AT 3:47 PM
Tiny
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Hub run out will make the wheel shake when you apply the brakes. If they drag, something may not be allowing them to retract.I recommend going to the dealer for the correct caliper lube for your vehicle. Honda Caliper Grease 08C30-B0224M 4853958 High-temperature, silicone-based grease used to lubricate caliper slide pins
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Saturday, April 10th, 2010 AT 6:32 PM

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