2002 Rover 45 Diesel
Brake Overheat

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badvlad
Driver
2 points

Problem added: Nov 30, 2010 (9 years ago)
Rover 45 2002 Brake Overheat - I have a low mileage 2002 Rover 45 diesel
that the left front brake intermittently overheats and smokes. The
right front will be slightly warm while the left is smoking. This
happens about once a month when the car is not overloaded or driven
excessively hard. I thought it was a sticking brake caliper so I
changed the overheating caliper and bled the brakes. A mechanic then
looked at it and also bled the brakes but the problem still occurs
occasionally. Any ideas, because I'm stumped? Thank you.

Car details
Car: Rover 45
Variant: Diesel
Model Year: 2002
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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whittingehame
Legend
14,861 points

Dec 1, 2010 (9 years ago)
If it's not a sticking piston in calliper or sticking pads , it could be the flexible brake hose collapsing inside .
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Shamus
Driver
16 points

Dec 2, 2010 (9 years ago)
As the other chap says change the flexi hose as they collapse and cause sticking pads. Not a massive job and quite common.
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badvlad
Driver
2 points

Jan 28, 2011 (9 years ago)
Thanks, I changed both flex hoses, proclaimed triuphantly to my wife that the problem was fixed ... and after a couple of weeks it happened again. The same caliper overheated. So I've changed the caliper and flex hose. I also gravity bled all four brakes. Could there be a problem farther up the system, maybe some trash in the ABS system or master cylinder?? Any other suggestions? Thanks
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