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#755073 - 5th Jan 2013 7:25pm 2008 focus brake pads smoking
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Need some advice please guys yesterday I changed both sets of pads on the rear went to work last night and this morning and in work tonight I drive round all day I came of the motorway tonight and stopped at lights and noticed burning smell and smoke coming from passenger side rear any advice thank you

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#755091 - 5th Jan 2013 8:38pm Re: 2008 focus brake pads smoking [Re: bigtalk2011]
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chances are one of the sliders is sticking.

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#755097 - 5th Jan 2013 9:10pm Re: 2008 focus brake pads smoking [Re: bigtalk2011]
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Thanks mate I'm wondering if the piston has not wound back enough

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#755102 - 5th Jan 2013 9:22pm Re: 2008 focus brake pads smoking [Re: bigtalk2011]
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did the calliper go back on easy enough? also can't remember if there is a locating nipple on the back of the pad?

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#755131 - 5th Jan 2013 10:27pm Re: 2008 focus brake pads smoking [Re: bigtalk2011]
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Yes it went back ok and there is a locating nipple I'm think it may of slipped out while putting caliper on other side is fine but I'm not mechanic and never done rear brakes before

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#755162 - 6th Jan 2013 1:25am Re: 2008 focus brake pads smoking [Re: bigtalk2011]
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if you wound the piston all the way back in then that's fine, the nipple should line up with one of the slots in the piston, as it went back on ok then chances are it was lined up.

still say it will probably be one of the slides.

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#755167 - 6th Jan 2013 7:26am Re: 2008 focus brake pads smoking [Re: bigtalk2011]
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mr hanky how much to come and align clutch in pgot 607 gearbox is out just need clutch aligning so can get box back in ????

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#755190 - 6th Jan 2013 11:17am Re: 2008 focus brake pads smoking [Re: bigtalk2011]
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Ok thanks mate gonna get it up on me mates ramp see what's goin on as the pad is touching the disc

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