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post #1 of 12 Old 07-13-2013, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Brakes smoking

Hey guys about a week ago my driver side brakes were rubbing and so I took it apart and realized that one of the caliper pistons were broken so I replaced the caliper on the driver And the pads on both sides now a week later it seems like the passenger side is smoking after driving? Could it be something else on the brakes thank you?!

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-13-2013, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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I guess ill just take the other caliper off and check it out
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-13-2013, 11:16 AM
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Replace the hoses when you do it, I had same issues replaced calipers and hoses good as new now!
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-13-2013, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Replace the hoses when you do it, I had same issues replaced calipers and hoses good as new now!
How much did the hose run you?!
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post #5 of 12 Old 07-13-2013, 04:40 PM
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Could be "unbalanced" now making the pass one do all the work, I try to stick to replacing everything on brakes in pairs. If the driver's side caliper was bad theres a good chance the pass one has problems. Or the pass caliper could have a seized guide pin causing it to stick, or problems with the hoses like mentioned. Try bleeding both calipers just to be sure there isn't any air / difference in pressure in the lines and check out the condition of the pass caliper.
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-14-2013, 07:14 AM
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I too replace in pairs to avoid this problem
I would hazard a guess the passenger side caliper piston is sticking.

For some reason teves calipers seem more prone to develop issues just after new pads are fitted.

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post #7 of 12 Old 07-14-2013, 07:41 AM
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x2^^
just after i had the rears apart to check the axle seals were ok after having new bearings
and seals fitted and lube the slide pins, the left rear seized up.
I think its partly down to the inner pad being clipped into the piston so it can't move about like
the outer one does.
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I'm going to get new rotors and a pads caliper today and see what happens thank guys
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post #9 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Replaced rotors and caliper works great and no 50 mph wobble
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post #10 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 08:01 PM
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Great satisfaction in DIY

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post #11 of 12 Old 07-17-2013, 12:56 AM
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Great satisfaction in DIY
Absolutely!........Especially if you are too poor to pay 100 an hour in labour! That's the main reason I learned to spanner my motors. It's amazing what you can learn if you don't have a choice. Nothing I would not do myself these days. Only time my Jeep goes to a workshop is for the mot (safey check)......although I might have to concede defeat on my rear pinion seal...just can't shift the nut!

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got yourself an electrical problem!
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post #12 of 12 Old 07-17-2013, 06:23 AM
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If you had a good compressor and air ratchet with big socket it might shock it off. I never done mine so not sure whats involved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0zz...e_gdata_player

The video makes it look so easy.
Never my experience anytime I got to remove bolts. I had a horrible time removing the caliper bracket bolts and all the videos on youtube made me think I was doing something wrong. Ha ha

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