just replaced pads,turned rotors and replaced calipers on my 2004 grand am. now front rims and rotors are getting so hot you can't touch them. what might the problem be?

Asked by May 30, 2013 at 10:42 PM about the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

after replacing pads,calipers and turning rotors,i get a slight squeal at 35mph and rims
and rotors get to hot to touch. what might be the cause and the fix.

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Remove the caliper from the bracket. Compress the piston. Open the bleeder valve. Close bleeder. Check the pads move freely in the bracket. Number one reason for bad brake jobs is insufficient lube. Lube all pad to bracket contact points and ensure the move easily. EEnsure caliper slides move easily. Bolt caliper back on bracket. Bleed using a vacuum bleeder available at harbor freight for about $15. Bleed until every ounce of old fluid is gone. Make sure you keep your master topped up with new fluid. I like to remove the old fluid from the reservoir with a turkey baster first. If this doesnt cure the issue, try exchanging the calipers. Ive gotten several bad calipers recently from different parts chains.

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