Cailper problems

Asked by Mar 10, 2014 at 06:24 AM about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Put new calipers on both sides but the
passenger a burnt like smell. It's that
normal

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It is possible to smell something burning with new calipers and pads. However, make sure it is not dragging/hanging up by very carefully touching the wheel after driving and compare temp with adjacent side. Also if it is dragging(if it is front brakes) will pull to one side or u will notice a fast wear rate on the pads on the side hanging up. Check the flexible brake line may be collapsed internally even though looks fine on outside

Thank you for your response. My car is not pulling. I did check both sides and the passenger side seems a bit hotter then the driver side. I will havet the hose checked. Thank you again.

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