Front brakes overheating...just replaced pads+rotors
My truck, a 1998 F150 4x4xlt ext cab, which I brought to the shop for new rotors and pads over the weekend is having serious trouble with the front drivers side brakes overheating. I can't even touch the rim to the wheel without burning my hand. I had the truck towed to the shop (after I noticed a stinky smelling steam pouring out of the brake caliper) and they removed the new rotors and ceramic brakes and calipers and replaced them again (at no charge) and appologized for not knowing what caused it. However today, I noticed it still is getting very very hot after normal driving (but I didn't notice any smoke). I squirted some water at the rotors and the water evaporates instantly and the rims feel warm. I've read on prior posts that sometimes master cylinders go and the hose lines can close shut. Is there a way for the shop to check this when I bring my truck back to them? Everything seemed fine before I brought it in to the shop for new pads+rotors. Any ideas are appreciated. -Thanks. Matt
Last edited by mscruton; 05-03-2004 at 09:32 AM.