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Brakes smoke after replacing pads

Why brakes smoke after replacing pads Not unusual for brake pads to smoke after replacement That’s right, it’s not uncommon to see brakes smoke after replacing pads. Brake pad manufacturers refer to this as the polymerization or curing process. The heat caused by normal braking on new brake friction materials cause the pads to go through this final curing process. Many DIYers and customers think their new brakes are burning up. Not true. The smell and smoke aren’t caused by oxidation. The brake smoke and brake smell is actually the … Read More

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