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This is a discussion on Whats wrong with my brakes within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; hello, I drive a2007 wrx with about 60 000 miles and tonight on my way home my brakes started to ...

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    Whats wrong with my brakes

    hello, I drive a2007 wrx with about 60 000 miles and tonight on my way home my brakes started to feel like my discs were warped, which is weird cuz I just changed them last week.
    I stopped to get gas then when I left the gas station I notice I had to push the pedal to the floor to stop the car, so when I got home I saw a lot of smoke coming off the right front side of the car, I took of the wheel and the heat coming from the brakes was intense, so hot that the paint on my calipers started peeling off.

    I don't see any leaks and the pedal gets hard after a few pumps.

    anyone have any ideas of what the problem could be?

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    Try rebleeding the brakes. Did you properly bed in the pads?

    When I followed the bed-in procedure for my Hawk HPS pads, all four calipers had smoke pouring out of them. After letting the car cool for 30 minutes, the pads were properly bedded, and never had a problem after that.
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    It sounds like the pads were dragging. Maybe the caliper is seized. Try bleeding and see if the caliper cylinders move properly.
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    Also given the fact that you probably need to rebleed the brakes, and the characteristics you described, you probably didn't bed the pads in that well either (if at all).
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