On 7 Jul 2003 17:32:08 -0700, email@example.com (Harry Smith) wrote:
|> Afterwards, noticed the right front was hot to the touch ..and smelled.
|> Also noticed I had wheel shimmy at about 50mph (rotor warped?). So after
|> reinspecting the rotors and seeing some suspect areas, I replaced them.
|> Installation went well with no apparent caliper or pad binding anywhere
|> After a long road test with braking, front wheel temperatures felt equal.
|> Now a week later the right front is hot to the touch again. Any ideas?
|I would suspect that the caliper slide pins (or whatever the caliper
|slides with on that model) are sticking or corroded. Many shade-tree
|mechanics completely overlook this, and when a caliper starts
|sticking, they just replace the whole caliper. This fixes it of
|course, but in my personal experience all it usually takes it a little
|cleaning and greasing.
|Take the caliper back off, and figure out what is supposed to let it
|slide. Should be some sort of a pin in hole kind of thing, probably
|with a rubber boot. You can buy a hardware kit at most parts stores
|that includes pins, bolts, boots, clips, etc. specific for your car.
|If things don't seem to move freely, take it apart, grease it with
|silicon brake grease, and replace bits as you see fit.
So Harry, would that be the Pink grease, or the black grease?