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i was driving down the road and it felt like i had a flat tyre but when i got out to check all tyres were ok but there was smoke coming out from behind the right rear wheel. i took the hub cap off and the rim was very hot. i took the tyre off and i could feel the heat from the calipar standing a metre back. what is wrong and how to fix

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stuck caliper. i'm sure someone will know how to fix that... try playing with yoiur handbrake... this may help
 

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what he said!
 

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Aussiblue said:
Dismantle caliper and lubricate slide pins with silicon grease,
can you be more specific... i have no idea what you are talking about.. i tried to take caliper off but i couldnt get the brake hose off the rubber flexi springy hose connected to the caliper.. when i get the caliper off then what ??? and do i have to do it to the other calipers wont they go too soon ?? and will i have trouble with air getting into the system ???

more info PLEASE !!!!! :-D

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Could also be the bearing. I had a recent heat issue with my front left wheel where smoke would pour out after a spirited drive. I thought it was the brakes sticking and /or rubbing but it turned out that the grease in the bearing had broken down and wasn't lubricating the bearing. Got the bearing regreased and repacked (as well as rotor machining and pad linish) and all is good now.
 

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because it is a rear rotor i would think that the handbrake mechanism is stuck or sticking, and that is holding pressure on the pads.

i think you should get it rebuilt by a mechanic, and if the budget will stretch get both the rears done at the same time.
 

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When you've got the wheel off, there should be a large bolt (13mm i think) and a smaller bolt (10mm) on each end of the caliper. Undo these. DO NOT UNDO THE BRAKE LINE!!!! When the bolts are out (they'll take a bit of pulling), wipe them clean and then buff them on a wire wheel (or use a wire brush if you're unlucky). Replace your pads (as they'll be worn), then give the two bolts, rubber boots, and the bolt holes a good greasing (use wheel bearing grease). Don't get any grease on either of the bolts' threads. The calipers will have a tension for the bolts, printed on them somewhere - tighten them to this tension.

This procedure (cleaning, and re-lubing) should be applied when replacing any pads. It promotes good, even pad/rotor wearing, and makes it a lot easier to change pads the next time round.
 

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Well said coxy321, I believe that not enough mechanics bother with that, and what we end up with is having to do hell brake jobs with sticking calipers and pads that should have lasted another 5,000kms.
 
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