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Old 10-21-2016, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default 911- Issues with 2009 WRX brake job

Hey all, a few weeks ago I asked for some recommendations on pads and rotors. People overwhelmingly suggested the Hawk 5.0 pads with rotors from KTS brakes. I had the dealership do the work (I was getting other stuff done as well) including a brake fluid flush. Got it back and noticed it was taking a lot of boost to drive in a normal profile, and when I let off the gas, the car slowed faster than normal. I made it about 15 miles before I noticed the noises and saw smoke coming from the right front wheel. Smelled the burning pads immediately at slower speeds. When I got out I noticed what looked like brake fluid on the inside of the rim. I'm praying this isn't a part issue, and the dealership screwed something up (so they have to eat the cost).

Any ideas/ thoughts on the cause? I'm hoping to get some other POV so I'm ready in case they try to blame me.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:07 PM   #2
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What is the condition of the smoking corner rotor and pad?
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Old 10-23-2016, 07:01 PM   #3
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caliper seals are bad or loose brake line,broken brake line.. the slides could be sticking too.you have to get in there and look. take it apart. its 2 bolts to remove the caliper.
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