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Old 10-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
dtbaker61
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tips/tech to eliminate brake drag

I'm looking for tips/techniques on eliminating brake drag and how to tell whether its brake drag or bad bearings causing my front wheels to heat up....

My vehicle is not getting as good efficiency as I would hope, and the other day I noticed that my front wheels get quite warm after relatively short drives around town without much braking. Much warmer than rear wheels which are drum brakes.

When I raise wheels off ground and spin, there is audible rubbing on discs and the wheels only make one or two revolutions given a pretty good heave my hand. Rear wheels spin much more freely.

How free CAN disc brake wheels spin? especially FWD that is spinning CVs and tranny guts even when in neutral?

best tips/techniques for reducing drag and getting calipers to move easily and let pads off discs?

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