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Just got done with my brake job and went back to the autoparts store to drop off the caliper tool , i checked the rears when i got there and they seemed to be fine after driveing it 4 miles , made the return trip home only to be greeeted by tons of smoke and the smell of burnt friction material coming from the right rear wheel , any sugestions here ? i got it sitting int he street cooling off , after a couple of hours ill go and pull the right rear wheel off and remove the caliper fromt he car to find if i put something back in wrong or if the park brake cable got messed up when i did the job but im open to other ideas here
 

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The same thing happened to a couple of friends of mine.
One was driving with the parking brake on. Didn't notice.
The other was caused because when replacing the pads, he didn't make sure both calipers were all the way back before the new pads were inserted.
Caused some sort of uneven rubbing.
I'm not a mechanic..but this is what happened.

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Just got done with my brake job and went back to the autoparts store to drop off the caliper tool , i checked the rears when i got there and they seemed to be fine after driveing it 4 miles , made the return trip home only to be greeeted by tons of smoke and the smell of burnt friction material coming from the right rear wheel , any sugestions here ? i got it sitting int he street cooling off , after a couple of hours ill go and pull the right rear wheel off and remove the caliper fromt he car to find if i put something back in wrong or if the park brake cable got messed up when i did the job but im open to other ideas here
 

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turns out the park brake cable got stuck ont he lower controll arm , caused the brake to stick , problem solved
 

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That had to have scared the SH!T out of you!!!
 

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just a little .......more got me mad than anything , one of those WTF now deals
 

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Yeah....... One of the joys of cadillac ownership!!!!! :D
 

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that and the lovely suspension system ... oh well its confortable, safe (when the brakes are decent) and looks great so i wont complain too much ....

HEY GM , YOUR STUPID REAR DISC BRAKES SUCK !!!!AND THERE TOO DAMNED SMALL FOR A 4000 LB CAR !!!!!
 

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They're probably small because they figure Hey, the front brakes do 80% of the braking so we can save money and make the rear brakes smaller because they only do 20% of the braking.
 

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point taken , this is the first car ive delt with with such a diffrence in brakes front to rear , i think cadillac set this thing up for 95% front and 1% rear with the front bumper draggin the ground making up the lost 4% , the pads on the rear of my 2700lb G20 were bigger

but this is no performace car , just a couch with so so brakes so i really shoudnt be surprised , it was probably desinged to never go over 30 mph since most of the people who orinally bought the sedan deville never go above that speed anywhere anytime
 

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But its gotta still be silky smooth at like 80mph, isnt it......?
 

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And I thought it was REALLY on fire and I'd have to give you sympathy!!!

Stoneage gets thread suspense award!
 

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Glad you said it rather than me...

At first, i thought, oh boy, we've had a fuel line explosion or something......

Stoneage gets the point......!
 

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well, atleast you have rear disc brakes... I have drum in the back, although they don't bother me......

.....sure they aren't performance cars, but I make my DeVille one :D actually, I am VERY pleased with the handelingof the car, power is good too..... I like my car alot....
 

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it is pretty smooth at 80 , as for the suspense i got the idea from my neibor , he came out and said "uh i think your car is on fire " i just told him "no its just the brakes" .......

reminds of of the subway commercail "i determined it was a grease fire , what would jared do?"
 
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