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Old 10-19-2006, 11:16 AM   #1
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Well I was on my way into work this morning, stopped at a red light and noticed alot of smoke comming from my front wheels, Ill bet its from the brakes but I'm not sure. I changed the pads with Wagner'* about 6,000miles ago. Anyone know what I should do?
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:57 PM   #2
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It sounds like you may have a caliper that is hanging up. When you apply the brakes, the caliper extends to force the pads onto the rotor. When you take your foot off the pedal, the caliper releases the pressure on the pads when it is acting normally.
The caliper itself may be bad or you may need to apply grease to the area that the caliper slides on.
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The caliper itself may be bad or you may need to apply grease to the area that the caliper slides on.
if the caliper is in fact sticking it could also be cause by a collapsed brake hose
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Thanks, I will look at both this weekend.
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