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Thread: Brakes question

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    Call me a noob but i just had the brakes done on my 07 silverado and drove from there to the store and then home...both stops as i walked out of the truck i smelled a burning this normal for brand new brakes, they put new pads and machined the my wife's jeep commander done last month and i dont recall experiencing that....


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    The only thing I can think of is the the calipers are too tight. you can always take it back if it continues doing it.
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    I Replaced the brakes on my truck myself, it's an '01 so I was pretty confident with it instead of taking it into a mechanic.
    However I don't recall a burning smell at all and they've been on there since the summer, that's definitely not normal.
    Only thing I could suggest is keep an eye on it and if it persists or gets worse then take it back to where the work was done.

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    the smell could be from the pads if they are metallic or semi-metallic.....I would check again in a few days...if not, take er' back in ...Brian from Canada
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    Smell comes from the heat of the brakesbeing caused by improper fit/installation and /or brake adjustments incorrect. You ever see a big rig with smoke coming out the tires? Well that is what you will see if you don't correct the problem. It is called a brake fire. I have put many out in my travels as most big rigs seem to forget their fire extinguishers.
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    Release the E-brake?

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    Thats not normal, take it back to the shop and have them look it over.
    The pads dont need to burn off or anything like that, in fact excessive burning of the brake shoes will glaze the rotors and degrade braking effectiveness.

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