Brakes sticking and over heating. changed brake pads, discs, calliper's
2011 Vauxhall Astra 1.7cdti

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Drew
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Jun 6, 2021 (3 months ago)
Had to have the pads replaced for mot, since having them done, i now have the problem of them sticking and over heating.
Car: Vauxhall Astra
Variant: 1.7cdti
Model Year: 2011
Category: Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres
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whittingehame
Legend
21,075 points

Jun 6, 2021 (3 months ago)
Check the pads are sliding freely in callipers and pistons are not seized
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Damage1_1
Driver
30 points

Jun 6, 2021 (3 months ago)
Gotta agree. Many Techs don't clean down the calipers and sliders which can get worn or seized. This can and will caused braking system failures.
It's not just a case of " slap in a set of cheap brake pads". The job entails cleaning/lubricating and checking for wear n tear before fitting new brake pads/shoes.
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Drew
Driver
1 points

Jun 6, 2021 (3 months ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
Check the pads are sliding freely in callipers and pistons are not seized
all new. twice and still have the problem
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Drew
Driver
1 points

Jun 6, 2021 (3 months ago)
did not have a problem with the brakes until had the pads and disks changed
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whittingehame
Legend
21,075 points

Jun 6, 2021 (3 months ago)
It could be the brake front flex hose/s collapsed internally and restricting the flow back of fluid which then hold the pads on and causes overheating .
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Drew
Driver
1 points

Jun 6, 2021 (3 months ago)
will ask about that, it has 4 fitters stumped at the garage
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whittingehame
Legend
21,075 points

Jun 6, 2021 (3 months ago)
It is a fault that can happen on all cars and can be caused if brake hoses are clamped to stop fluid leakage when working on or replacing callipers . Even calliper " dropped " and stretching hose can cause it .
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Drew
Driver
1 points

Jun 6, 2021 (3 months ago)
Well let you know once i have spoken to them
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