over heating brake pads

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mike lane lawn care, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ok, so after replacing the brake pads on the rear end of my truck, the pads are severely overheating. in a 2 mile run the rotors get so hot you can smell burning brakes and a few more miles and you can hear the wheels cooking. what is causing this? do i need to get a new caliper? it is only the the left rear side, the right rear side is cooling normally. i am afraid to drive it until it gets fixed, but i'm soon getting a new truck, and don't want to pour money into this one.
     
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    My guess would be a stuck caliper.
     
  3. Chop Stuff Up

    Chop Stuff Up LawnSite Senior Member
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    caliper :dancing::clapping:
     
  4. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ok, caliper it is. i'm taking the jeep now to go get a new one. thanks guys
     
  5. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
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    Prior to you changing your pads were the brakes overheating? Did you clean and lube the caliper slide pins? When you install the new caliper make sure to clean and lube those pins with a good quality brake grease.
     
  6. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    probably a stuck caliper. remove and put some lube in the slides, if they got that hot you most likely will need a new pad and rotor if they got glazed over.
     
  7. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i replaced the caliper and the bracket, i bought it complete without pads for $80, i put in some new pads and it works great now. just got back from a trip to NY to pick up one of those wood burning furnace's for a friend.
     

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