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Hi guys,

My Lexus has been in for it's 60K service last week (£1500). The rear callipers were seized and had to be replaced. Rear pads were replaced and rear tyres were replaced too.

I have been driving around very gently since the service but today I kicked down from 1st through to 3rd gear (no burnout or wheel spin). The brief acceleration was in my own street. Within a minute of accelerating hard I was home and had parked my car. Upon leaving the car I could smell a very strong smell as if something was burning.

I've been doing some googling and am concerned if this indicates that the new caliper has seized too?

Any thoughts/comments will be highly appreciated.

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If any brakes are rubbing because of a seized or partly seized caliper

the disc will heat up during normal driving as well.

Drive a couple of miles and then check for a very hot disc[ don't burn yourself! ]

they can get red hot!

Any disc hotter than the others is obviously suspect for caliper trouble

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If you only had it serviced last week....take it back to the Lexus garage and request a check. Don't think twice about it.

If you think the brakes are binding.... chock the front wheels ( in front of and behind), jack up the rear and see if (handbrake off!!) you can spin the rear wheel freely. Is there a rubbing/grating sound? Is there resistance to your attempt to spin the wheel? Do it one side and then the other.

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Thanks guys I am going to check the discs first for signs of overheating as I don't have a jack to lift both the rear tyres at once. I have spoken to the dealer and he's booked me in two weeks time.

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