Q: Replaced front calipers and pads, rotor on right front, but passenger side rotor is still burning and smoking?

asked by on

I had the front and rear brake pads replaced, then the right side started making a squeaking and rubbing noise. Front passenger side had this burning smell and was smoking. Replaced the rotor on passenger side, new front brake pads replaced also. Still had the burning, rubbing and squeaking. Replaced front calibers but still got the burning and rubbing on passenger side. Front brakes were bled but not the rear each time front pads and calipers were replaced.

My car has 225250 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

You will need to check the caliper slides are not binding and are lubed properly. If okay then with wheel off see if rotor is binding and then open the bleeder on the caliper to see if it releases the rotor. If it still holds caliper then you have caliper slides are binding. If it does release it then replace the caliper brake hose.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Replaced front calipers and pads, rotor on right front, but passenger side rotor is still burning and smoking?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: After fixing my radiator, radiator hose, thermostat, and idle control valve my car continues to idle very high and run hot. Help??

Hello, high idle can be represented by many conditions. A heater core would not cause this unless you have a coolant leak and the core was leaking. There are tests that can be performed to test a water pump (coolant...

Q: Car vibrates when braking on a hill.

The vibration that you are feeling is coming from the brake rotors being warped. This can happen over time with the rotors due to normal wear and tear. Applying the brakes going down hill makes the rotors get warmer than...

Q: Fan runs when car is off. Overheats when idling for a 3-minute period

Hey there. This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know, the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...