|01-01-2013 04:32 PM|
hate to revive an old thread but i am having the same problem my rear drive wheel smells hot and is hot to touch. i have replaced the caliper two weeks ago and am not sure what to check next i need the car to drive tomorrow so any help would be grateful. thanks in advance.
|05-30-2012 11:34 PM|
|05-30-2012 10:32 PM|
|05-30-2012 10:25 PM|
|Grumpy||Was the piston fully retracted (wound in clockwise), and was the piston recess/s orientated correctly with the nub/pin of the pad?|
|05-30-2012 08:36 PM|
|whynotthinkwhynot||All SVTs have ABS, so be careful when opening bleeder valves. The pressures can be higher than you think. I bet the problem is related to the brakes, but disc brakes will be very hot to the touch after driving- even in normal operation. You can fry an egg on them.|
|05-30-2012 06:39 PM|
Had the brake calipers refuse to release completely once when a vacuum brake booster went bad.
Easy enough to tell if it's a mechanical issue like a parking brake, or residual fluid pressure (from any number of causes): just crack the bleeder screw.
|05-30-2012 06:35 PM|
Had that happen on my Neon a couple years ago on the front. I found on neons.org that sometimes the flexible rubber part of the brake line collapses. If you find that the cylinder resists being pushed back in, that could be the problem. Replace the hose, you're good to go.
|05-30-2012 04:16 PM|
|Earls32||Thanks guys I will deffently give it a shot|
|05-30-2012 04:09 PM|
I agree the hand brake has locked on, even though the lever in car is down.
Pull up on the interior handbrake lever hard. Then BACK UP hard, hit the brake pedal AND lower the hand brake lever same time. BACKING UP is the keyword here.
The parts may just be 'friction stuck' in the handbrake stuff. and doing this might release the stuck part.
|05-30-2012 03:41 PM|
|BC_ZX3||Inspect the hand brake cable over its entire length and the individual little spring loaded lever arms on the rear calipers themselves. You may think the hand brake is off because the interior hand brake lever is down but - with two calipers being affected simultaneously - I would suggest the hand brake cable is bound or seized somewhere or the spring loaded caliper lever arms are somehow wedged on (or at least not retracted fully.)|
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