Burning smell and heat from rear driver's side brake
I changed out my brake pads yesterday - my first time working on ANY car let alone Jeep. I have a 2005 rocky mountain edition, automatic w/ inline 6. I had the front brakes done and they flushed the brake fluid for me, i decided to do the rear brakes. I put on some ACDelco ceramic pads. The caliper was pretty tight on the driver's side but i was able to get it on. The wheel area it is HOT right where the brake is and smells like something is burning. I am not educated in the different smells but it seems like it may be rubber burning. I felt and smelled my other tires and none have the smell or the amount of heat this one does.
What do i need to do?
How do i KNOW what the problem is?
How do i know if my brakes are 'dragging'?
I bought the extended warranty with it so pretty much everything but the pads are covered - i have a 100$ copay should i try to fix it myself or let someone else do it?
Also, did you push the brake piston ALL the way back in with a c-clamp before putting on the new brake pad? It also may actually be that your brake piston has seized up. You have to remove your brake caliper (I don't have rear calipers so someone else will need to chime in), remove the dust boot surrounding the piston with a flathead screwdriver, place a rag in front of the piston, and then blow compressed air through the back in the banjo bolt or whatever it is. The piston should come right out.
__________________ It's got a Willy's body, a Chevy engine, Ford axles, GM transmission, and Dodge steering components... it must be a Wrangler.