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Old 18-10-2016   #1
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front brakes sticking on

I have had all new brakes fitted to the front axle. That is discs, calipers, flexible hoses and pads. Additionally, I had the servo reconditioned. First trip out there was a burning smell and within 13 miles the front brakes overheated and stuck on (eventually they released). I have had a few suggestions of what may have caused this but wonder if the members of the forum might have any ideas.

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Re: front brakes sticking on

At a garage ? if so , straight back there. By A N Other, contact and ask whether the pads were loose in the holders ..
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Re: front brakes sticking on

Easy problem,had this happen 20 years ago, the servo is adjusted incorrectly for the master cylinder.Almost impossible to predict.The new part is not made in italy with too much variation due to vino!!!
Quick adjustment of the servo adjustment,to the right will solve this problem.
The brake pedal is putting pressure on the master cylinder,just to say. Good luck
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Re: front brakes sticking on

Quote Originally Posted by canadan2016 View Post
Easy problem,had this happen 20 years ago, the servo is adjusted incorrectly for the master cylinder.Almost impossible to predict.The new part is not made in italy with too much variation due to vino!!!
Quick adjustment of the servo adjustment,to the right will solve this problem.
The brake pedal is putting pressure on the master cylinder,just to say. Good luck
thanks,
@enery8,
has several threads covering this 1 issue..,
others have come to the same conclusion - the servo to master-cylinder mechanism is indeed being adjusted

out of interest what FIAT do you have..??
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