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Front brakes gettin hot

Hello guys back again with another amateur diesel driver question. When I bought the truck I noticed a grinding noise when I pressed the brakes, and the rim was getting hot and constantly stayed black. so I took the two front tired off and checked the brakes, they were in bad shape. So I tried changing the Front driver side brakes and the cylinder wouldn't contract in the caliper so I ordered two brand new calipers just to be safe. I changed the calipers and put brand new over sized brake pads on. It is STILL getting hot. You can smell the brakes too even after you get out of the truck. Could anyone please explain what's going on? Thank you all!


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Check your rear brakes. They may not be helping at all. Are the rotors to thin? Also, look at your wheel bearings. I doubt they are a problem but if they are to tight or bad they can cause heat.

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Check your rear brakes. They may not be helping at all. Are the rotors to thin? Also, look at your wheel bearings. I doubt they are a problem but if they are to tight or bad they can cause heat.
The rotors are fine, we changed one, which shouldn't be the cause of it because the other was perfectly fine. But I've seen a few other threads that talked of adjusting the rear brakes. I'll have to look into that. Is it a big job to do?

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The flexable hoses break down internally sometimes and act as a one way check valve. That causes the caliper to not release. If yours are the originals they are due replacement anyway. BTW, spending a little time to learn how to use the search feature will save you having to wait on replies. This info has been poated dozens of times.

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The flexable hoses break down internally sometimes and act as a one way check valve. That causes the caliper to not release. If yours are the originals they are due replacement anyway. BTW, spending a little time to learn how to use the search feature will save you having to wait on replies. This info has been poated dozens of times.
Oh well. But I'll check the lines

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