My truck is a 98 S10 ZR2.
For a long while my parking brake pedal has been quite slow to rise up. For
about the last year, when idling in drive, or especially when moving in
reverse, I get a squeak, squeak, squeak noise. A few per wheel rotation.
Once in a while well start from being parked or from a stoplight and not
get the squeak, but that is rare. And, usually if that happens, the squeak
will show after stopping the next time or after going slow around a sharp
Tonight I drove a bit and it was really bad. I had my girlfriend drive it
back and forth in a parking lot while I investigated. Passenger side rear
disc brake protecting plate was cool... Drivers side plate was really hot.
Then we drove home and I felt around. On the driver's side, the protecting
plate for the rear disc was warm, and the area inside of that (I suppose
where the back of the parking brake was) was hot to the touch. Like burning
hot. I always figured something was getting hot, because once in a while I
smelled a burning smell (But it was new as of this winter, and I though
maybe it was the new ceramic brake pds I put on... BTW, the pad replacement
has not changed the squeak at all). The passenger side areas were totally
cool. So thats my problem.
How is the best way to solve this? Is there anything I should consider
replacing because that area has gotten so hot, and perhaps damaged
bearings, etc? I have driven it on the highway, etc. with this problem.