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Old 02-03-2012, 02:22 AM
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1980 300TD rear brake issue

My passenger side rear brakes were hanging up for a while. To the point that you can smell the burning of the right rear brake every time I drove the car. I replaced the rear rotor and caliper and bled it out and it is still doing the same thing. I thought that replacing the caliper would have taken care of the issue?
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:47 AM
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Perhaps it is the e-brake?
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:08 AM
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The ebrake works great. and there is equal ware on the inside and outside of the brake pads. The rotor that I removed was practically half the thickness of the new one in the middle where the pads sit. Almost like they were frozen shut.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:53 AM
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... rubber line that's attached to the caliper? it'll lock the fluid in the caliper and cause lockup.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:55 AM
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it is the rubber brake hose. it is swollen shut. replace it and your problem will disappear.
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great....I just got home from work and pulled in the driveway and I noticed the rear brakes (passenger only) smoking. When I looked at the wheel the rotor was glowing and the brake pad was actually on fire.
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It could be either of these 3.

1) Caliper sticking
2) brake hose collapsing
3) Master cylinder

It happened to my 300D, also on the passenger rear brake. I changed out 1, 2 but to no avail. Changed out (3) and all is fine. The problem was actually the master cylinder. Ask Charlie in No Cal about it. He fixed it for us.
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