2000 Sentra 2.0 Frint brake problem, help please!
Ok so I just did the front brakes on my Sentra and have some issues.
From the beginning, I bought the car last April, the brakes were bad, really bad, the rears were completely replaced, rotors, calipers, and ceramic duralast pads.
That all went smooth no issues at all except that my e-brake could be tighter, I have the 5 speed and use it frequently and have to yank it all the way up to stop.
The front brakes were bad too but not horrible and I haven't driven the car much until the last two months. So I got a flat yesterday, and decided while I was swapping tires I would replace the front brakes as well.
I bought a set of rotors used off the forums here, but they looked in new condition as far as their thickness, they matched the ones that were on my car when I pulled everything apart and fit the car perfect.
I also bought Duralast Ceramic pads for the front brand new today from Autozone. The calipers seemed to be ok.
I took everything apart, other than some overly tight bolts (rust) everything seemed to come apart and go back together ok. Took the brake resevoir cap off while I cranked in the calipers, and then placed it back on before I engaged the brakes for the first time, the fluid level is fine, no brake lines were removed or changed.
So I start my car up, and my brake are so tight that they are constantly causing friction, to the point that going down the sideroad by my house caused them to smell like they were burning, 25MPH.
I barely touch the pedal, and instant brakes, and when I release the gas the brakes are being applied, and it is taking more gas to accelerate due to the additional friction of the brakes.
So my question is, what could cause this?
Could I maybe not have turned the calipers in all the way? They seemed tight to fit back over the pads and new rotors, but not excessively, and I did not have to beat them on or anything, otherwise that would have thrown up a red flag right away.
Any help is much appreciated.