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Old 08-17-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Right front caliper / brake / smoke / locking up type proble

I just changed the brake pads and 2 front calipers on my wife'* 92 bonne....the passenger side caliper had locked up and had worn down the pads.....so i finish changing both calipers and pads, bleed them and it works fine that night....the next morning wife says its been smoking and smelling really bad......i check it and cant really see anything wrong going on....but it is definately too hot and smells like she'* been baking the damn pads.....i change the passenger side caliper and the bolt for the brake line for the second time.....and she just called me and told me its smoking on the passenger side brakes...smells horrible....what the hell can i change....what do you guys think it might be? Its only doing this on the front passenger side...

I need help fast....please help poor me....

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Replace the brake line.... It sounds like the line is collapsing and not allowing the caliper to release...

Do yourself a favor and replace both front brake lines... They shouldn't cost too much at Autozone or Advance auto parts...

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What do you mean by "collapsing"......the line looks kinda busted though im gonna try it......

Why is this only happening to this side though?

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i had a situation with the passenger side on my ssei, i pulled the calipers apart and the caliper bolts came out, but one bolt camh out with the metal bushing siezed to it, and the other stayed in the caliper, had to replace bushings and bolts, greased the hot hell out of it good now though, it as so hot my rims would burn my hand if i touch.d it
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What do you mean by "collapsing"......the line looks kinda busted though im gonna try it......

Why is this only happening to this side though?

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With age, The lines can collapse internally, What you see busted on the outside is the protective layer on the outside... I have seen these lines do exactly what you have described on many cars, trucks and vans... I want to replace the lines on my 91 as they are the factory originals...

I can't say for sure that this will be your problem, but you have already done the pads and calipers... A brake line failure is the last thing I can think of...

I'm pretty sure you have ABS brakes? If so has the ABS light ever been on?

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Definately sounds like a collapsed hose to me too! (Notice I said hose, not line) :P Yes, those flex brake hoses fail quite commonly on older cars. They can either collaps and keep pressure from releasing or they can simply burst open.

The reason this happened to one side and not the other is because....the other side is j u * t about there. LOL Yeah, you realy want to both at once. The other side won't last much longer.
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Cat, you got me there....LOL

Yes its the brake hose...LMAO

There is a diffrence between the brake line and the Hose...

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Those 2 bolts that hold the caliper are most likely fliped. I was helping my buddy do the brakes on his Gp and he fliped the bolts by mistake and sure enough a freeway drive later that passanger side wheel well was smoking.
Got a new rotor and pads under warrenty and everything was all good.

The bolt with the taper on it goes on top.
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I changed the hose (yes hose)....it looks as if that was the problem, i will give it until tomorrow, if it starts doing it again...im trying the caliper bolts.....

thanx guys, you have been golden with the info....

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I changed the hose (yes hose)....it looks as if that was the problem, i will give it until tomorrow, if it starts doing it again...im trying the caliper bolts.....

thanx guys, you have been golden with the info....

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we just hope we have been of some help... Let us know what happens..

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