Replaced my hub on my 2001 1500 silverado 4x4, noticed roters were extremyl worn, replaced roters and pads, now driver side is blistering hot, clips on calipers were extremely rusty,

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Asked by Sep 11, 2016 at 07:59 AM about the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab LB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Breaks were not smoking before I chanded them, however back side pad and
roter were shot

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Sounds like the caliper pins were not lubed properly or the caliper piston is not retracting back properly.

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The pins were in excellent shape I added more grease, the pistons compressed very easily with a pair if chanel locks ? Any other thouhgts Thanks

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Did you spray off rotors with brake clean before installing ? If not the light grease that they out on them to keep them from rusting will cause the problem you are having and would definitely cause the smoking.

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